[Chugalug] OT Funny IT Stories

Chris Mowery cmowery at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 17:09:14 UTC 2013


Now we get people who think that buying a laptop or tablet with WiFi means
they can get on anywhere. Or that since we have a wireless network on
campus, they can get to it from their home, too.


On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:50 PM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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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