What obsolete skill are you?

I found this at Sylvia's.


You are "programming in QBASIC." This programming language (of which the acronym stands for "Quick Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code"), which is so primitive that it cannot easily be used for any purpose involving the Internet nor even sound, was current more than a decade ago.

You are independent, in a good way. When something which you need cannot be found, you make it yourself. In writing and in talking with people, you value clarity and precision; your friends may not realize how important that is. When necessary, you are prepared to be a mediator in conflicts between your friends. You are very rational, and you think of things in terms of logic and common sense. Unfortunately, your emotionally unstable friends may be put off by your devotion to logic; they may even accuse you of pedantry and insensitivity. Your problem is that programming in QBASIC has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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  • Sounds like an INTJ to me!

    posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3:37 PM  

  • Evidently, I am Juggling. Shocker.

    "You are 'juggling'. Jugglers, tumblers, and other street performers were a very popular sort of entertainment once, before movies and talkies and online quizzes supplanted them.

    You like to put on a show for people, and they like to watch. You are friendly and well-liked, particularly for your sense of humor, although you sometimes play with people's heads. You are frequently the center of attention, and you like it that way. However, you have to realize that the world does not revolve around you. Furthermore, you have to learn that your light-hearted antics are not appropriate to all situations. Your problem is that juggling has been obsolete for a long time."

    posted by Anonymous Nixie Knox on 3:39 PM  

  • I got the same result as you. I'm completely technologically inept so it's a bit odd to be matched up with a computer programming language. Then again, given that it's an obsolete programming language perhaps it's entirely appropriate...

    posted by Blogger Kate S. on 4:52 PM  

  • Well yeah, Sylvia, I think the description fits me/us pretty well.

    Now, the juggling thing surprised me. Not that Nixie doesn't seem like a juggler, but that juggling is considered obsolete. Surely it's not as obsolete as programming in QBasic or -- oh, ha ha! -- taking notes in Gregg shorthand.

    Kate S., welcome. I don't think we've met before, but obviously we have a lot in common, such as a penchant for programming in QBasic. I popped over to your blog just long enough to glance at your ten titles, and I'll be back soon to study 'em at my leisure. And I'm thinking about my own ten.

    posted by Blogger Julie on 6:47 PM  

  • Looks like Greek to me!

    posted by Blogger Lucy Stern on 9:46 PM