Ever wonder about the quality of candidates applying for jobs? In a working world that requires more and more technical knowledge a survey shows that many American workers have a long way to go in understanding tech terms. A study conduct by Vouchernet.com, to see how well Americans know tech terms found the following results:
- Nearly half thought that a “motherboard” was “the deck of a cruise ship,” not the main circuit board of a computer.
- A quarter thought that the measurement unit “gigabyte” was an insect commonly found in South America.
- Nearly a quarter believed that the audio format “MP3” was a “Star Wars” robot.
- Another 25% thought that “Blu Ray” was an animal in the ocean.
- 15 percent thought that a computer program, or “software,” was what you call comfortable clothing.
- 12 percent answered that “USB” is an acronym for a European country, not a connection slot on your computer.
- 10% thought that HTML was a sexually transmitted disease and not a programing language.
Although humorous this is also very, very sad. It would be interesting to see the demographics on this survey.