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Word of the Week: puerile

Puerile: pu·er·ile adj \ˈpyu̇(-ə)r-əl 1 juvenile 2 childish, silly <puerile remarks> Example I told the teenagers that such puerile behavior would not be tolerated during the ceremony First Known Use: 1652 I'm 49 years old, but I've never lost my sense of silly.  In fact, when I get frustrated, my silly takes on a life of it's own.  Said silliness happened last week whilst Gundar, my technology gremlin, was on my last nerve.  This was the result. If you liked this article, please subscribe to our RSS feed and share the link…

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Communication Skills in the news: Herman Cain

Don't look now, but Gundar, our own personal Technology Gremlin, hasn't been as busy here at Art of Eloquence the last few days.  Yes, we still have some computer issues, but our newly redesigned website and shopping cart are working just fine.  That gave us some time to start thinking about the kinds of information (and FUN) we'd like to have for you in 2012. You're going to start seeing some changes right here on the AoE Blog and also in our newsletter beginning this week!  We're bringing back some old favorites (categories)...with a twist! Mailbag Mondays start back up again today and will feature thngs like my commentary on the communication skills of a political figure or entertainer, my take on a recent...

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What I learned talking to my computer

Gundar, our personal Technology Gremlin, has been instrumental in successfully keeping me from communicating effectively with my computer.  I've tried reasoning with it, yelling at it and threatening it with bodily harm.   I even tried sweet-talking it, but here's what I've learned so far about communcating with your computer: 1. Doing one successful thing one time doesn't mean it will work the next time. 2. Doing one thing succesfully one thousand successive times doesn't mean it will work the next time. 3. Software MUST be kept up to date. 4.  Beware of software updates! 5. Not updating your software is BAD. 6. Updating your software may be WORSE. 6. If you configure things correctly, don't assume it will WORK correctly. 7. If you configure things incorrectly and...

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