hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Something funny for you to read... (fwd)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Something funny for you to read... (fwd)
  • From: steven Bullock <b0325@erols.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 07:40:07 -0700 (MST)

sbulloc1@VMS1.GMU.EDU wrote:
> 
> Subject: Something funny for you to read...
> 
> Forwarded from CCT @ Georgetown University...
> ______________
> So you think you're computer-illiterate?  Check out the following excerpts
> from a Wall Street Journal article by Jim Carlton --
> 
> Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return
> Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the "Any" key is.
> 
> AST technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to
> control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
> the mouse was packaged in.
> 
> Another Compaq technician received a call from a man complaining that the
> system wouldn't read word processing files from his old diskettes.   After
> trouble-shooting for magnets and heat failed to diagnose the problem, it was
> found that the customer labeled the diskettes then rolled them into the
> typewriter to type the labels.
> 
> Another AST customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes.  A
> few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with Xeroxed copies
> of the floppies.
> 
> A Dell computer technician advised his customer to put his troubled floppy
> back in the drive and close the door.  The customer asked the tech to hold
> on, and was heard putting the phone down, getting up and crossing the room
> to close the door to his room.
> 
> Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax
> anything.  After 40 minutes of trouble-shooting, the technician
> discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front
> of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.
> 
> Another Dell computer customer needed help setting up a new program, so a
> Dell tech suggested he go to the local Egghead.  "Yeah, I got me a couple of
> friends," the customer replied.  When told Egghead was a software store, the
> man said, "Oh, I thought you meant for me to find a couple of geeks."
> 
> Yet another Dell customer called to complain that his keyboard no longer
> worked.  He had cleaned it by filling up his tub with soap and water and
> soaking the keyboard for a day, then removing all the keys and washing them
> individually.
> 
> A Dell computer technician received a call from a customer who was enraged
> because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid".   The tech
> explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses
> shouldn't be taken personally.
> 
> An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new
> Dell Computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was plugged in, the
> technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her
> response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing happens." The
> "foot pedal" turned out to be the computer's mouse.
> 
> Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer
> wouldn't work.  She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in, and sat there
> for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened
> when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"
> 
> True story from a Novell NetWare SysOp:
> 
>       Caller:        "Hello, is this Tech Support?"
> 
>       Tech Rep:      "Yes, it is.  How may I help you?"
> 
>       Caller:        "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am
>                       within my warranty period.   How do I go about
>                       getting that fixed?"
> 
>       Tech Rep:      "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"
> 
>       Caller:        "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."
> 
>       Tech Rep:      "Please excuse me if I seem a bit stumped,
>                       it's because I am.   Did you receive this as
>                       part of a promotional, at a trade show?  How did
>                       you get this cup holder?   Does it have any
>                       trademark on it?"
> 
>       Caller:        "It came with my computer, I don't know anything
>                       about a promotional.   It just has '4X' on it."
> 
> At this point the Tech Rep had to mute the caller, because he couldn't
> stand it. The caller had been using the load drawer of the CD-ROM
> drive as a cup holder, and snapped it off the drive!
>





 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index