[Chugalug] OT Funny IT Stories

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 21 16:50:59 UTC 2013


Quoting Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com>:

> In the primordial days of COL, before John came on board to put a more
> professional face on customer support, we had a customer who called in for
> help getting connected. I asked the customer to check their Winsock
> settings and the customer replied, "The computer is over at my house."
> After some inquiry and disbelief, I came to realize the customer was
> calling from he neighbor's house because he did not have a home phone. And
> yet, he wanted to connect to COL back in the day with Mosaic was the most
> common browser followed by Lynx.
>
Funny how back in those days people didn't understand you had to be  
connected to the internet, and that required a phone line. :D


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