Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Another Fun Quiz

This one's via Jean's Blog.

What obsolete skill are you?

It 's comforting to say that 'practice makes perfect'....
You are 'Gregg shorthand'. Originally designed to
enable people to write faster, it is also very
useful for writing things which one does not
want other people to read, inasmuch as almost
no one knows shorthand any more.

You know how important it is to do things
efficiently and on time. You also value your
privacy, and (unlike some people) you do not
pretend to be friends with just everyone; that
would be ridiculous. When you do make friends,
you take them seriously, and faithfully keep
what they confide in you to yourself.
Unfortunately, the work which you do (which is
very important, of course) sometimes keeps you
away from social activities, and you are often
lonely. Your problem is that Gregg shorthand
has been obsolete for a long time.
What obsolete skill are you?
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Unlike Jean, I used to know Gregg shorthand. It's totally useless in business. It's a great skill for notetaking. If I ever need to interview someone who's reluctant to be tape recorded, for example, I could brush up my shorthand skills and get as complete a transcript. So, obsolete doesn't have to mean "useless". It can also mean, useful for something other than its original purpose.

Hmmm . . . I bet that reasoning doesn't work for slide rules, though.