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Sun Mar 9, 2014, 02:23 AM

Is HTML an STD? Seems like some Americans think so

A recent study found that many Americans are lost when it comes to tech-related terms, with 11% saying that they thought HTML — a language that is used to create websites — was a sexually transmitted disease.

The study was conducted by Vouchercloud.net, a coupons website, as a way to determine how knowledgeable users are when it comes to tech terms.

“Technology is a huge interest for our user base, and month after month we see thousands of people visiting our site to look for coupons and deals to use when purchasing their favorite tech products,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement. “It seems that quite a few of us need to brush up on our tech definitions.”

Besides HTML, there were some other amusing findings:

42% said they believed a “motherboard” was “the deck of a cruise ship.” A motherboard is usually a circuit board that holds many of the key components of a computer.

More at http://www.mystatesman.com/news/business/is-html-an-std-seems-like-some-americans-think-so/nd8GX/ .

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Reply Is HTML an STD? Seems like some Americans think so (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 2014 OP
John Poet Feb 2015 #1
Baobab Feb 2016 #2
TexasTowelie Feb 2016 #3
VulgarPoet Mar 2016 #4
Little Tich Jun 2016 #5
TexasTowelie Jun 2016 #6
Risviltsov Feb 2018 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 01:01 AM

1. HA!

 

Who says it isn't?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 03:47 PM

2. They should teach people how to write basic HTML in grammar school when they learn how to write.

I am not kidding.

I had the good luck to be sat down and shown how to write HTML early on in the process and it changed my life. Hyperlinks are magic. It would be great to see what little kids (and more adults) did with that knowledge.

Social networking sites and prespun blogging platforms have their uses but overuse of them is dumbing down the net..

Wouldnt that be great? its so easy that there is no reason not to teach everybody HTML.

What are they afraid of, that they might have something important to say?

I think we need to get that message out there.

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Response to Baobab (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 07:16 PM

3. Here is an article that might be of interest

from a forum that I administer (please bookmark or join if you feel like doing so).

Florida Senate endorses making computer coding a foreign language


http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/4266/senate-endorses-computer-foreign-language

I had some training in HTML and Web development in the late 90s so I know the value of HTML coding. I was a statistical analyst in the insurance industry and the knowledge of HTML came into play when I was transferring data from a Web platform back to a relational database for analysis. None of my colleagues had a clue how to do it so it was a major improvement in the productivity of the department when I impressed them with that knowledge.

By the way, welcome to DU.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 10:08 AM

4. No, but JavaScript may as well be.

:p

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 02:51 AM

5. I've had HTML since 1995 - and I feel absolutely alright... n/t

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:04 AM

6. Well those STDs can stay hidden and dormant for long periods of time,

particularly if you are using anti-viral fixes.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 05:55 PM

7. This is hilarious

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Sample</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1> This is hilarious </h1>
<p> As a website developer, this just makes me sad. </p>
<p> We have people who are so stupid, lol. </p>
</body>
</html>

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