[Chugalug] OT Funny IT Stories

Reed Gregory reed.gregory at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 17:30:11 UTC 2013


Having a co-worker in IT ask me if I have a "SCSI computer keyboard" they
can use.


On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Chris Mowery <cmowery at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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