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'WE MUST ACHIEVE CRITICAL MASS'
someone used the term "thats not one of our lower hanging fruit issues". i still dont know if lower hanging fruit issues are big problems or small problems.
Do you work in the hanging fruit sector?
I can see it opening up a whole new world of terrible workspeak
I'm going to roll that idea down my shin and see if balances on my boot or not
If anyone has a good idea with potential they have to shout BECKHAM TERRITORY
Quick one two = chat
2 banks of four = solid idea but difficult to break down
that's a vuvuzela = that's creating a buzz
it's like a deadline, but much less important and exciting.
Can I pick your brain for a minute?
"Stop watching the World Cup"
was that ever resolved?
"Can you speak to that?" [as in, can you address that point]
*click, click, click*
"Get your work done"
No, just fucking SEND me an email you cunt.
I've got "Ping me an email". Just, ugh.
"we'll just have to CHERRY PICK what we want"
"I know we say it all the time, but why couldn't we do something like what Apple does"
Was a bad idea because 'gates represent negativity; they're shut and create a barrier between the consumer and the product'
I couldn't actually contain myself and argued back that the guy was 'over analysing'. Turns out he is the MD.
Oh well, fuck it. Tired of people who obviously last did something creative or relevant in 1992 trying to get another annual bonus by using some overly long words to make the designer look stupid...
Is a particular favourite at my work at the moment. Cool.
Yesterday I got introduced to 'The Jaws Curve'. It was a graph that this consultant we've got in drew. Wonderful stuff.
'Checkoncile' is also often used by my managers these days. Lovely.
No, fuck off.
"If mistakes get made, you've got to own it"
"We've got to own it"
Goes completely against my ethos of avoiding all blame and covering up my mistakes at all costs
at the end of sentences. I've since found out it's from Bill Clinton saying 'it's the economy, stupid', but they say it for all kinds of things like 'it's supermarkets, stupid' and for a while we just thought they were being weirdly offensive :(
mainly to do with using nouns as verbs.
"Severian, can you action this right away?"
You mean, you want me to do it.
"Severian, we need you to author a report."
You mean, you want me to write it.
People I work with now use a lot of Latin and long words but no business-speak, I couldn't be happier.
Do you work in a nuclear reactor?
Cos if so, stop DiSing and get back to work fool.
I don't want the world of indie-rock to cary the can for the next Chernobyl.