So I suspect I may be opening a can of worms....but here goes. I'm curious about how people feel about the use of the word "Techie." We are about to begin another summer of our Youth Rep Professional Training Program and I always speak to the diminutive version of Technician. When I was in college that word was stricken from the vocabulary and every since I've politely but clearly explained that everyone behind the scenes has a title and specific skills and acknowledging them professionally is acknowledging their contribution respectfully. I don't need to take a bow at curtain call, I know my skills and contributions and my role in the process. It is a life's passion and also my job.....not a hobby nor something I fell into accidentally. I'm not trying to be pompous nor snotty, I just believe that "Techie" is used by people who are ignorant (i.e. simple don't know) about our craft and what we each do, and I don't care to perpetuate it. Anyone want to sound off?