Last week I couldn't spell "Information Technologist' -- now I ARE one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ But seriously folks -- I have noticed that some posters in these forums suddenly claim to be ITs whenever their viewpoint is taking grinds in a discussion. I wonder -- who are the real ITs and who are not? What does it take in order to become a REAL, full-fledged, *professional* IT? Does calling yourself an IT MAKE you one? How can we discern who are the real ITs and who are the pretenders? Is there such a thing as a "license" or some other credential to validate that someone is really & truly an IT (as opposed to just another tinkerer)? Standing in a garage doesn't make you an automobile. By the same token, tweaking & fiddling with the computers of friends & acquaintances doesn't make you an IT. Right? Or does it? Bottom Line - If someone posts "I'm an IT and blah blah blah..." would it be uncouth of me to ask him for more information concerning that claim?