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EJ Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 21 Oct 1998 10:54:30 -0400
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I understand how you feel. I am a medical illustrator at the University of
Michigan, but my title is "computer consultant."  I have never even taken a
computer science course. I have tried to have my title changed but they don't
have another title that is more appropriate for what I do.

The term "computer-generated" seems out of date now that computers are common

Elizabeth J. Wilson
"Computer consultant"
Learning Resource Center
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

John Nyquist wrote:

> Dear Knowledgeable Ones,

> ...Also I'm looking for some opinions.  The powers that be here insist on
> using the term "computer-generated" in all of our modes of advertising when
> it comes to describing what we do.  For example, computer-generated
> artwork, computer-generated prints, etc., etc., etc.  The point of course
> is it's not the only way we do stuff and we never used to say things like
> "pencil and paper generated artwork."   We do offer a lot of digital
> services and the university really likes to push the IT stuff but I highly
> resent (and am frankly sick of) being made to use the term
> "computer-generated" to desribe my work.  "I" generated the work, the
> computer did not!  To make it worse my department now falls under the chain
> of command of Computing Information Technology and I have even been told I
> am an IT support person.  I noticed when I went to the Department of Motor
> Vehicles to renew my drivers license the sign at the end of the line just
> said "drivers license renewals" and not "computer-generated drivers
> licenses" (even though they were of course computer-generated).  Any
> thoughts or similar situations out there.