StarOffice Computer Driver's Licence

Rambler

The European Computer Driving Licence is a standard of computer literacy training which is recognised by many European employers. I'd thought ECDL training was focused only on Microsoft Office products, but this weekend I met a man who told me about OpenApp and Blackrock Training Center's Training for ECDL: A complete Course in StarOffice 8. This is great news! It makes sense to have training standards which aren't focused on a single closed proprietary product. After all, my automobile driver's licence isn't just valid for the 1969 American Motors Rambler (or was it the '68 Fury?) that I learned on.

The photo is of dad's 1966 AMC Rambler 232, somewhere in the desert of the southwestern U.S. in the mid 1970s. It doesn't have nearly enough tail fins and chrome strips for a car of that era. Maybe that's what caused their decline in popularity. Oddly, a couple of the Japanese models imported to Europe this year remind me of the AMC Pacer.

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