Knowing your audience

Let’s give it up for Tennessee associate athletic director Bud Ford, who, in defending the need for printed media guides in the current era of cost cutting, had this to say:

“I realize there is money to be saved, but in reality, you’re still reading the newspaper when you go to the bathroom,” he said. “You don’t take a zip drive. I think people physically want an item in their hands, in their library or at their desk that they can quickly grab if they need to answer a question.”

Besides, you can’t wipe your ass with a zip drive when you run out of toilet paper in your outhouse.

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7 responses to “Knowing your audience

  1. Good point Senator.

    Zip drive…desk….bathroom…

    Those are high tech words for the hillbilly nation.

  2. Bulldog Bry

    “Besides, you can’t wipe your ass with a zip drive when you run out of toilet paper in your outhouse.”

    …………or CAN you?

  3. aristoggle

    Who still uses a Zip drive?

  4. Tommy

    Simply shocking that a man whose actual name is “Bud” doesn’t own a Blackberry or an iPhone.

  5. Good point -aristoggle.

    Anyway… I agree that books will always be there. Athough, I don’t take a newspaper to the throne anymore, I usually surf the internet on my Blackberry…

  6. 81Dog

    Bud didnt mention that the reason most UT fans dont take a zip drive to the bathroom is because the cord won’t reach all the way out to the little house in the backyard.