Friday, August 17, 2007

Sarah is God

Back in the sixties, there were two deities in my personal pantheon: one, nominated on the walls of Paris, was Jean Paul Sartre. The other, on British walls everywhere, was Eric Clapton. These days, I worship at shrines far removed from supreme guitar artistry or dazzling existentialist insights.

You can get a plaque to hang in your home or office from Casual Living ( which says:

Good morning! This is God. I will be handling your problems today.

I do not need your help. So have a good day.

This is a splendid motto for a technical specialist of any kind and particularly for an educational technology guru supporting a team of novice on-line course designers. And this is a perfect characterisation of our own digital deity, whose omniscience is matched only by her calm patience. So every day is a good day under her guidance and support; her name is thrice blessed and we kiss her virtual feet with great frequency and reverence.

This high quality support is particularly great for me because there are many days when (to quote another dictum from the whimsical folk at Casual Living) my mind is like a steel watchamacallit.

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