Marc My Words: A Holiday Song for December (with Slightly Sarcastic Commentary)

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Marc Rosenberg

December 13, 2016
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OK, people, you all know how the song goes, so sing along with me using the familiar tune…

On the first day of Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa), my true love (or my boss, or my training director, or my company) gave to me:

Some virtual reality.
(A game-changer, just like the last game-changer.)

On the second day of… (you know the words):

Two Second Life logins
(Well, that certainly transformed the field.)

And some virtual reality.

On the third day of…

Three Google Glasses
(Jumped the shark on nerdiness.)

Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the fourth day of…

Four LMSs
(When your first three just aren’t good enough.)

Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the fifth day of…

Five authoring tools
(Making it easier to create bad content as well as good.)

Four LMSs
Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the sixth day of…

Six slide decks missing
(How will they learn without PowerPoint?)

Five authoring tools
Four LMSs
Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the seventh day of…

Seven websites breaking
(You mean they actually have to be monitored?)

Six slide decks missing
Five authoring tools
Four LMSs
Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the eighth day of…

Eight SMEs hiding
(What’s not to like about working with instructional designers?)

Seven websites breakingSix slide decks missing
Five authoring tools
Four LMSs
Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the ninth day of…

Nine budgets shrinking
(And I thought training was important; silly me.)

Eight SMEs hiding
Seven websites breaking
Six slide decks missing
Five authoring tools
Four LMSs
Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the tenth day of…

Ten networks crashing
(What? You didn’t tell me we had to work with IT!)

Nine budgets shrinking
Eight SMEs hiding
Seven websites breaking
Six slide decks missing
Five authoring tools
Four LMSs
Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the eleventh day of…

Eleven courses boring
(Hey, as long as they show up.)

Ten networks crashing
Nine budgets shrinking
Eight SMEs hiding
Seven websites breaking
Six slide decks missing
Five authoring tools
Four LMSs
Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

On the twelfth day of…

Twelve training centers closing
(In the age of tech, who needs classroom training anyway?)

Eleven courses boring
Ten networks crashing
Nine budgets shrinking
Eight SMEs hiding
Seven websites breaking
Six slide decks missing
Five authoring tools
Four LMSs
Three Google Glasses
Two Second Life logins
And some virtual reality.

In 2017, may the gifts you give and receive, in work and in life, be only good ones. Happy holidays!

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