Brining back the stoneage

I created this small internet application where people are able to register themselves for an event within our company. I persist the data in a database so I can place some filters over the data and see who registered and what they entered. No big deal. All registrants get a confirmation e-mail that they have been registered and one is sent to a corporate e-mail address with all data in a nice readable format.

Then a week of vacation came and a lot of people registered while I was away. Now I’m back and asked the organisation what kind of lists they would want, for example registrants, or people they can bring along. They just stared at me with those big eyes and told me that they were copy-n-pasting a list from every e-mail received. They asked me why they didn’t know sooner such a list could also be generated! I then just created a list within 30 seconds for them, to show them how nice a guy I am.

Don’t you just love information technology, shifting around bits and bytes, creating lists and reports for clients!?

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6 Responses

  1. Edward van Steenderen says:

    Come on Dennis. You know that most of them have the implementation of Agresso as their frame of reference on how quickly things can be arranged. So I can’t blaim them.

  2. Allways nice to see that some poeple doesn’t know what an application can do for you!

    Here intern there was someone who copy/pasted the address information for 100+ clients to put on a address sticker.
    When I told here I could at a function to print address sticker she couldn’t beleave me that it was posible.

  3. Patrick Wellink says:

    It were probably managers ?

  4. I are allways managers 😉

  5. Not sure if the manager could’ve caused the problem, but this time it wasn’t. It was a secretary.

  6. Super Secretary says:

    I am very sure it wasn’t a secretary… aren’t they always the best!

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