Many years ago i was a tech at a dial up isp provider in North Carolina and there was one call i will never forget.
The company had software that it prefered that users install to automaticly configure the users computer settings and also acted as a launcher/general tool platform afterwards. This sofware was sent/given to the customer for them to install on their computer and came on three 3.5 floppys.
The call was from a sweet 60-ish lady who was a new customer and had picked up the disks from the office just an hour before.
She said she had inserted the the first disk and started the install program with no problems at all. After a while the installer asked for disk two. She said she had a little trouble with disk two, but she finally got it going.
I was starting to think data corruption or something similar would be the reason for her call, BUT she went on to say that when the program asked for disk three she decided to call instead of continuing because she had already had so much trouble getting disk two to work that she just knew that there was no way that disk three was going to be able to fit into the drive with the other two disks already there!
She did know how to eject a floppy disk, but the install program never told her to remove disk one and didn’t tell her to remove disk two, and since she was told by our receptionist to start the program and do exactly what the installer program told her to do….
By: Don Lewis
via: [Fail Blog]
So true – My favorite? “Make art, not memes.”
via: [Doghouse Diaries]
Fire up the grill for one last hoo-rah!
Wow…it also can hold its own against other non-IT related commercials. It transcends genre here, folks.
Anyway – the company is Digital Loggers. I’ve never heard of these guys, and probably most of you haven’t either…
…but you have now!
via: [Youtube and Digital Loggers]
By: Matthew Sender
SUPERVISOR: One of my employees told me she was having a problem with some of her equipment. She talked to you about this?
ME: Yes, she did.
SUPERVISOR: What was wrong?
ME: Do you want the truth?
[SUPERVISOR nods suspiciously]
ME: Nothing was wrong. She made a few common mistakes, got frustrated, and insisted her equipment was broken.
SUPERVISOR: Ah. So, what did you do?
ME: The same thing I always do in these situations. I lied and told her there was something wrong with her hardware, then I pretended to fix it.
SUPERVISOR: Sounds good to me. Wait, you never did that with me, did you?