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Old October 27th 06, 17:13   #72
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Re: EpDis: A View From The Gallery

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Yeah, like techs who use the equipment wouldn't have a clue as to what that equipment does. That was ridiculous. How do they know if it's working? You'd let these guys work on your important systems? At some points, they seem hardly more knowledgable than janitors, and at other moments, they're tearing into the defense grid during a battle, <u>and successfully fixing it!</u> That incongruity seems like lazy writing, to me.

Surely you've had a job that required doing things that seemed pointless.
I've never had a job where I was using a tool and had no idea what the tool did. Sure, I've had jobs that initially seemed pointless, but after some investigation, I found the reason for doing the job, and by "reason" I don't mean solely "because I was told to do so." (No, I've never been in the military.) I dunno, maybe I instinctively rebel against being treated like a mindless automaton. <u>There has to be meaning.</u> Otherwise, I'd program a robot to do the job, and I'd be off doing something else.
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