What about soap operas about IT dept. life?

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Hallo. A good friend of mine recently suggested that [see the subj] can be an idea... Anybody want to pick up the flag? Here are some themes: salary review, two weeks before release, a day from QA/support/programmer's life, surviving emails' flood, ... etc.

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2000


There was an attempt to do this on Salon called Silicon Follies. I remember it being supernaturally boring, though :)

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2000

I England we have a show called "Attachments" which is basically about a new media startup. I haven't seen it, but it allegedly has some realism - programmers at war with marketing people / graphic designers that kind of thing.

Also, you could read Doonesbury.

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2000

I've seen attachments, and its awful. If someone wants to do it, do it better than that - how many of you program in the nude, and use a skateboard to get from one end of the office to the other? On second thoughts, don't answer that ...

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2000

Great idea Ilia. And whoever does it could get Simon Travaglia, Chris Carlsson and friends to contribute some ideas for stories.

For more info on attachments:

Everyone Hates Attachments

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2000

CORRECTION - I mistyped above links for attachments:
NTK's list of goofs from an early episode
Everyone Hates Attachments

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2000

I think an ISP would be a perfect setting for a slasher movie. Imagine: a small group of bleary-eyed young people all alone in a large building full of equipment ... network activity that seems like someone trying to crack the system from outside, and then turns out to be generated within the building ... a freshly-minted MCSE found strangled by a CAT-5 network cable ... and of course, no group of American nerds is complete without at least one staunch defender of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2000

Speaking of TV--How dead is interactive TV? And how dead is TV? How many of you want interactive TV to come after the Tivo VCR linked up with a T1 line? How many of you want to skip it all and go back to trying to convince your boss to give you enough free time in the evening to go and visit a community theator (whether to act or enjoy a show)?

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2000

Read the back issues "Stone's Way", at msdn.microsoft.com. About 2/3 of his columns are of this genre. Pretty good stuff.

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2000

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