The Yin and Yang of Emerging Technologies

 "Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. One Fails towards success!"
Charles Kettering

Fill in the blanks:.

1.  On one hand, you have those who say "___________________" we can just buy the expertise and it's already done.

A. lifetime learning
B. Smooth sailing
C. Control your own technology!
D. Got all the kinks ironed out.
E. Why reinvent the wheel?

2. On the other hand there are companies like Walmart and Charles Swab who prefer to"_________________" and do all of their programming themselves.

A. lifetime learning
B. Smooth sailing
C.Control your own technology!
D.Got all the kinks ironed out.
E. Why reinvent the wheel?

3.When using commercial software you start with several ___________.
 
A. perks
B. unwrap
C. horizontal
D. learning curve
E. Why reinvent the wheel?

4. In principal you ______________ the box, install the program, and you are ready for action.

A. perks
B. unwrap
C. Control your own technology!
D. proliferate
E. Why reinvent the wheel?

5.  Normally the software was designed to _________________ a particular industry or function (like text editing)

A. perks
B. Got all the kinks ironed out.
C. cater to
D. Got all the kinks ironed out.
E. Why reinvent the wheel?

                       
6.  and has usually _____________________.

A. lifetime learning
B. Smooth sailing
C. Control your own technology!
D. Got all the kinks ironed out.
E.  Why reinvent the wheel?

7. So it should be ______________________ for your IT department and your workforce.
.
A. lifetime learning
B. Smooth sailing
C. cater to
D. proliferate
E. Got all the kinks ironed out.

8. Opponents would say that by trying to purchase knowhow you are burdening your employees with false expectations and an ever increasing ____________

A. perks
B. unwrap
C. cater to
D. proliferate
E. learning curve

9. as different software and new versions _____________ on your companies PCs.
A. perks
B. unwrap
C. cater to
D. proliferate
E. learning curve

10. While developing your own or adapting open source products invests in your people and illustrates the true meaning of _____________________ plus gives you features nobody else has.

A. lifetime learning
B. unwrap
C. cater to
D. proliferate
E. learning curve

 

Further Study: Take a gander at: Openoffice.org

 


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Christopher YUKNA
Professor of English
Ecole des Mines
158 cours Fauriel
St.Etienne
FRANCE 
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