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The List of Obsolete Technical Skills

pickens (49171) writes | more than 6 years ago

It's funny.  Laugh. 3

Ponca City, We Love You writes "Robert Scoble had an interesting post on his blog a few days ago on obsolete technical skills — "things we used to know that no longer are very useful to us." Scoble's initial list included dialing a rotary phone, using carbon paper to make copies, and changing the gas mixture on your car's carburetor. The list has now been expanded into a wiki with a much larger list of these obsolete skills that includes resolving IRQ conflicts on a mother board, assembly language programming, and stacking a quarter on an arcade game to indicate you have next. "Feel free to contribute more if you can, and if you have the time, please make a page with a short description of the skill," writes Brad Kellett."

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Modems (1)

Major Blud (789630) | more than 6 years ago | (#22480406)

How about understanding the inner workings of the Xmodem/Zmodem protocols?

How about ... (1)

ubrgeek (679399) | more than 6 years ago | (#22481378)

/. editor? ;)

Anything Microsoft (1)

orkysoft (93727) | more than 6 years ago | (#22483734)

How about just about any 10-year-old Microsoft technology know-how? Contrast that with 10-year-old Linux know-how...
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