Friday, February 01, 2008

The Kiddies Who Run Things

Some of us superannuated types occasionally complain (or giggle) about the 'knowledge gap' often displayed by those "bright" young chipmunks who are in various Corporate slots these days. They jockey desks, have titles, have MBAs, and have zero knowledge about the culture (and sometimes the business they are in.)

Our amusement/irritation is not entirely without foundation.

Woolworth's/UK had a brand-new line of children's bedroom furniture, but they had to re-name it.

"What seems to have happened is the staff who run the Web site had never heard of Lolita, and to be honest no one else here had either," a spokesman told newspapers.

"We had to look it up on (online encyclopaedia) Wikipedia. But we certainly know who she is now."

"Lolita" brand childrens' bedroom furniture.

Smart. Really smart.

HT: Dreher

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