It ain’t easy being the IT guy, always getting picked on and criticized by every clueless tool in the office. But the IT guy gets a measure of revenge in a new online game called Being IT, created by Modem Media for IT job-postings site Dice.com. You move around a virtual office, where business managers bitch at you mercilessly. Your stress level rises to the boiling point, but then suddenly you’re given the option of attacking your tormenter with a jelly-donut bazooka, a head-shrinking gun or a pizza launcher. The tagline is, “Does your job suck? Find one that doesn’t. Go to Dice.com.” Why does this site make us even more wary of IT people?
—Posted by Tim Nudd