It’s great to be a former English teacher working in the world of technology — although it hasn’t always been pretty. When I first started working in technology (in the late 1980s), techies greeted me with wary disdain. I didn’t know the lingo, I didn’t live to be the first to know about the next hardware release, and my idea of a good time on Saturday night was to spend time with a warm, breathing being, not a keyboard and a screen. Furthermore, I was much too verbal, too in-your-face. I lacked that certain je ne c’est quoi, that cool detachment so apparent in most techies with whom I worked at the beginning of this adventure.
Landis, Melodee, "The New Techie: The Times They Are A-Changing, and Techies Along with Them" (2001). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 21.