- Good reason – I am now a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
- Bad reason – I am feeling really, really old….one of my co-workers was using a number of chat-like responses to me in email. I could easily go off on a rant about the negative effect SMS has had on business communications etiquette and the maturity usage implies about the sender, but I prefer to focus on the end result of this encounter.
I realized I am not up on the latest “net” lingo, but I am familiar with “standard” instant communications lingo, I have a link or two bookmarked to help me out. When I checked for the acronym tossed my way in the above mentioned encounter, the symbols used are not recognized; so I asked for a definition. I got one – this specific symbol set is exclusive to this person’s previous employer and has absolutely no translation in this ecosystem.
The ageing part was yet to come. While researching text messaging shorthand, I tripped over this:
Thus why I feel old…..