I just got a fundraising letter from the School of Business at my alma mater, Oklahoma State University. They want to raise money for an MIS scholarship (Management of Information Systems). One little problem. My degree is in Computer Science and I got it from the College of Arts & Sciences. This really annoys me. an MIS degree is not the same as a CS degree. They are related in that they both deal with computers. It’s like confusing a driver with an auto mechanic.

If the University wants to send me a general fundraising letter for the university that’s fine, but to send me one from the wrong college really really fucking irks me because they conflated MIS with CS, and they were too fucking lazy to to learn there is a difference.