Great Computer Mistakes of New Users

Some people simply donīt understand computers. Read about some really silly things that new users tried to do.

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One user sent an important FAX to their computer vendor. She put a note at the bottom asking for the vendor to please send it back when done, because she needed to keep her copy.

The Classic Cupholder Story

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: "Iīm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

Caller: "Yes, itīs attached to the front of my computer."

Tech Rep: "Please excuse me if I seem a bit stumped, itīs 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 donīt know anything about a promotional. It just has ī4Xī on it."

At this point the Tech Rep had to mute the caller, because he could not 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.

The Classic Helicopter Joke

A helicopter was flying around above Seattle yesterday when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraftīs electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopterīs position and course to steer to the airport.

The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign, and held it in the helicopterīs window. The pilotīs sign said "WHERE AM I?" in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window.

Their sign said "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER OVER SEATTLE." The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely.

After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how the "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER" sign helped determine their position.

The pilot responded "I knew that had to be the MICROSOFT building because, similar to their help-lines, they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer."

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