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How out of date are your IT skills?

The longer your career as an IT professional, the more things you learn. Unfortunately, because the IT field changes so rapidly, many of the things you learn become obsolete. Check out list list of my obsolete IT skills that I found while looking around obsoleteskills.com.

The longer your career as an IT professional, the more things you learn. Unfortunately, because the IT field changes so rapidly, many of the things you learn become obsolete.

What do you do with all of those old useless skills? How about collect em all and put a Web site up about them? That's what Brad Kellett at obsoleteskills.com has done.

Here's a list of 10 obsolete skills listed on the site that I've still got in my bag of tricks:

  1. AT commands for dial-up modems
  2. BASIC
  3. Command line programming for Edlin
  4. dBase IV
  5. DOS
  6. Editing AUTOEXEC-BAT and CONFIG-SYS to get as close as possible to 640K of free memory
  7. Jumpers on a Motherboard
  8. Loading the OS2 module for Netware 3.12 to get 64 character length file names
  9. Word Perfect 5.x
  10. Zmodem to transfer a file

Check the site out and see what useless technology skills you still have. Brad runs it like a Wiki, so you can add more of your own or make changes to the ones on the list. It's kind of fun going through the list and checking off all that you can still do. It almost makes you feel obsolete yourself.

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