Tech Wars “LOL”

As i was going through my mails today this is what i came across. This was from an article in the Wall Street Jouranal:

1. True story from a Novell NetWire SysOp:
Caller: “Hello, is this Tech Support ?”
Tech: “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: “I’m sorry, but did you say a cup holder?”
Caller: “Yes, it’s attached to the front of my computer.”
Tech: “Please excuse me if I seem a bit stumped, it’s because I am. Did you receive this as part of a promotion, at a trade show?”
Caller: “It came with my computer. I don’t know anything about a promotion. It just has ‘4X’ on it.”
At this point the Tech Rep had to mute the caller, because he couldn’t stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder, and snapped it off the drive!

2. Another IBM customer had trouble installing software and rang for support. “I put in the first disc, and that was OK. It said to put in the second disc, and I had some problems with that disc. When it said to put in the third disc – I couldn’t even fit it in.” The user hadn’t realized “Insert Disc 2” meant to remove Disc 1 first.

3. 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 happened,” The “foot pedal” turned out to be the computer’s mouse.

4. Compaq is considering changing the command “Press Any Key” to “Press Enter Key” because of the flood of calls asking where the “Any” key is.

5. 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?”

Just when i thought i was the only victim of the ever changing technology

Young Couples

For most men the weekend is a remedy to ease the pressure of the week’s long working hours. Spending quality time with family will be second to their desired needs, outing for booze or braai with friends and engrossing themselves in the world of sports entertainment. That’s what a good weekend is like to a man.
On the other women will be looking for an unforgettable experience with their spouses and obviously fabulous family time. Mostly it’s young couples that are the epicentre of this predicament. With this age of fast growing technology it’s the electrical gadgets that have evolved the sense of caring for another. We spend most of our time on the phone or playing games which really deprive us the chance of bonding with our families.
It’s undisputed fact that a certain percentage of divorces nowadays is due to that unrealistic amount of time spent on video games. It’s sad to see young couples separate over these issues as if they can not be rectified in time.
I urge you to spend every second of every day together as a moment could never be replaced. If we do nothing about this now the world is going to be a haven of single parents. Every child deserves a family with both parents and that’s a fact.