caffeine wrote:People who insist on putting perfectly standard terminology in quote marks like it's an unusual affectation or a new-fangled neologism. SOmeone keeps emailing me that he can't "open" the document I'm sending.
Grr! I hate that!
On a related note: people sending me documents that I can't open. I don't think Microsoft is evil or anything, but I bothers me that people assume that I've piled my cash offering on the Golden Altar to the Almighty Gates to have a copy of Microsoft Word. Just paste it in the body of the email, folks.
(No, I'm not an elitist Linux snob; I use Windows and am plenty happy with it. I just don't use office productivity applications often enough on my home PC to justify paying money for them when I can get OpenOffice or Google Drive for free.)
Get this: I used to be the editor of the congregational newsletter at my church. This one sweet but technology-challenged lady submitted an article for it by typing it out in a word processor, printing it, scanning the printout, saving the scan in some crazy proprietary image format I'd never encountered before or since, then emailing me the image. So not only did she go through several unnecessary steps, but I couldn't read the resulting file, and even if I could I'd have to re-type it anyway.