Submitted by megan on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 22:15
Chris says "Okay. They're applying metadata to these photos they're digitizing, right? Except it's students creating the metadata. So I look at this one photo, of the legislative buildings, and the student has applied the subject 'government'."
And I hoot, say, "You've got to be fucking kidding me. Like who is often inside?"
The same conversation, an hour later...
I say, "So I have to send out this cranky email today saying 'Hi everyone, Just a reminder that on the shared drive our capitalization convention is not ALL CAPS.'"
"Good for you," she says. "We've got to fight the good fight."
And I say, "I know, and thank you. But guess what was all caps. In amongst all the folders I set up for the major bits of our work, like "website" and "catalogue" and "networking" and "admin," there's a new folder called TRACKING MESSENGER. I'm curious, so I open it, and what's inside? One file. Called TRACKING MESSENGER."
And she can't speak, she's laughing so hard.