And the Survey says..

 

Americans need to brush up on their understanding of tech terms.
Americans need to brush up on their understanding of tech terms.

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.

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