El Reg to bite hand that feeds ICT?
Will TLA shocker join
mobe and lappy?
Reader poll It's come to our attention that some of you are none too keen on the term "ICT" - the bastard offspring of IT and an apparently pointless exercise in augmenting a perfectly functional acronym to endow the term with more gravitas and import.
Well, that's according to readers who've been bemoaning the increasingly common use of ICT on El Reg. As is the local custom, therefore, the Vulture Central Lexicographical Soviet has decreed that the matter be put to a public vote.
Should the same fate await ICT, rest assured that anyone attempting to get it past the censors will be punished in the usual way: standing in the corner wearing the pointy hat for two hours and thereafter a three-week punishment stint in the El Reg gulag (Channel Register - "Company sells computer", Company buys computer-selling company", "Computer-selling company parts company with parent company", and so forth). Onwards...
Should El Reg prohibit the use of the term "ICT"?
What has Tibet got to do with this?
I am not clear why ElReg should involve itself with the International Campaign for Tibet http://www.savetibet.org/
ICT vs Computing
Certainly at A level now - Computing involves creating a custom solution using some form of programming tools (pascal/delphi or VB usually), whereas ICT is creating solutions using (shudder) Microsoft Office (maybe some places let you use OpenOffice or the likes, I'd hope so anyway).
ICT tends to be more essay-style questions, Computing more short and to-the-point (such as calculations with binary or "write something to do such and such in assembler")
So I say down with ICT!! Computing is the way forward.
Information...Communication ... and Paris
I doubt much useful information is generated during communication between Paris, Nicole, et al.
In fact, I think the only time I've like Paris is when she's had something in her mouth!....
Oh come on! I meant the Carl Jr. commercials!