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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

IT People Are A Breed Apart

Yep folks, it's official: techies are a breed apart. According to new research by Intermedia.NET, IT staff are twice as likely as other staff members to wear a heavy metal T-shirt and carry a Maglite and a Leatherman. They are also 34% more likely to wear a ponytail, 63% more likely to wear black jeans; and 32% less likely to wear clean clothes every day.

Our research provides an interesting insight into the life of IT people,” said Rurik Bradbury, VP marketing for Intermedia.NET. “Our large Microsoft Gold Certified team of engineers was comforted that IT people are twice as likely to wear Megadeth and similar t-shirts, and that black jeans and ponytails are still hot items. However, they were distraught to find that the cellphone belt clip has gone ‘mainstream’ and lost its identification with the IT subculture.

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  • and 100% more likely to have l33t h4xz0r p@22w0rdz

    By Anonymous Convictus, at 8:11 PM  

  • This story is hilarious...it's nice to see that a great company like Intermedia.NET has a sense of humor ....and does things like give away free Outlook!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:50 PM  

  • Thanks for mentioning our study. It was very interesting because we did not know what to expect before we studied 1000 employees.

    By the way, if you have any questions regarding Intermedia.Net or our services feel free to give us a call or email us..

    By Anonymous Neil, at 1:39 AM  

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