While working a on a very basic cyber security presentation for work I came across a a video of the the father and daughter who sat down with Matt Laurer to talk about their postings and how things might be a little different had they thought a little harder about what they were posting. As of the date of this interview, the father’s video has been watched 31 million times. I liked what the mental health professional said of some of the things people post. ”I post, therefore I am.” Here is a link to the interview: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/46857133#46662440
My Original Post:
Okay, even though I can only type with one hand, I feel like I have to comment on fellow North Carolinian Tommy Jordan’s YouTube rant about his daughter’s rant on Facebook. First, who would have thought thirty years ago technologies and the Internet would be where it is today. It is truly mind-boggling when I think back to trying to write my on programs on a Commodore64 to make it do new stuff until today when there isn’t anything a computer on the Internet can’t do. At least that’s what Apple, Intel, IBM, HP, and Cisco want us to think. But the one thing a computer will never be able to do is parenting. My guess is Mr. Jordan’s daughter picked up most of her writing style and opinions from who, Her Dad! There was a mention in the video of Step-Mom and biological Mom, so there two more that could probably share in the development of this teenage girl. And that’s the point. A teenager does not have the benefit of life experience to develop good judgement. While good parenting would help develop this, based on what I saw of Mr. Jordan I think any child in that family will go on to have judgement problems later in life. I get that Mr. Jordan wants to instill responsibility in his children through chores, but once the child has experienced chores for sake of chores because “I said so”, versus when the floor is dirty it’s your responsibility to clean it, not everyday just because, parent’s like this generate hostility in a child. A responsible parent would instruct the child that these particular items are your responsibility, and when they need attention you provide it in the form of cleaning it, making it up, or what ever else it takes to keep it presentable for guests. That’s responsibility, not a checklist of do it everyday whether or not it needs it or not. If you still have to use chores checklists with your child, they have not learned to be responsible. On the daughter’s side, yes lambasting your folks on a public forum like Facebook is disrespectful. But my guess the daughter would have felt the back of a hand across her face if she went directly to her parents and voiced her opinion. The more I think about the laptop and the fact that the father claims to be an IT guy my guess is the hard drive was not in the laptop. Maybe social services can help the young woman and I would not be surprised to see Anonymous pick up her cause on this one.
Information on the dad from his wife’s veterinary clinic in Albermarle, North Carolina. (http://spayneuter.bearcreekvet.net/)
Tommy Jordan: Administrative and Technical Staff
Tommy grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After graduating high school he went spent the next 14 years in Greenville, North Carolina where he opened his own
IT Consulting and computer networking company, Twisted Networx. He traveled the world for a few years as a Project Manager for an overseas firm and eventually found and fell in love all over again with his high school sweetheart, Dr. Amy.He moved to Albemarle, NC in 2010 to start a family with Dr. Amy and together they have a house-full of ever-increasing numbers of children and pets! His dog Bonnie is never far from his side and travels with him most everywhere he goes.Tommy handles the administrative processes for the spay-neuter clinic, maintains the website, and assists with the technological and day-to-day operations in the clinic when we have in-clinic spays and neuters scheduled.
Mr. Jordan’s IT business is Twisted Networx.
Also interesting is the ist of other videos posted by the same YouTube account include everything from gun cleaning, Bible teaching, vet stuff and a couple of bands videos, but mostly gun stuff. Here is the list to see for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/user/alornmage#g/u
And a last thought, I want to thank Mr. Jordan for promoting the stereotypical view of southern men, especially those from North Carolina. Great job! My only fear is a man like Tommy Jordan may not reserve the use of those exploding .45 caliber hollow points just for laptops in the future.