Re: [wpmac] [OT] Stories from Tech Support
- The last item reminds me of an experience I had when I worked for a
Back in the early days we had a Combination of Apple I, II, IIe, IIc,
Ti-88 Commodore 64/28, Epson Equity I,II, III, IV, IBM PS 1, and 2 and
some house Brands called Winn (286 and 386 boxes), then a few Macintosh
Most of the Elementary and Primary schools just used the Apple I,II
machines and the TI-88.
Anyway I was at a School in Library and a child came in and asked for a
program to go in computer. The Librarian gave the child a Floppy Disk
for an Apple II Computer. A few minutes later the child came back and was
desperately asking Librarian to come get the computer working. She asked me
to go along as it could be a problem with the computer.
When we got to the room we almost had to duct tape our mouths closed. Turns
out she had a TI-88 which used a cartridge slot and she folded the
floppy in quarters and stuffed it in the slot expecting it to work. The librarian told the child to come back to room and she would give them a program that would
We had to go outside and laugh our backsides off for about 5 minutes.
> . . . found on the web
> Actual Call Center Calls
- On Aug 8, 2010, at 10:28 PM, jrethorst wrote:
> . .It's amazing how this has grown. It has been floating around the email
> This has to be one of the funniest things in a long time. I think
> this guy should have been promoted, not fired.
> This is a true story from the WordPerfect Helpline, which was
> transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department..
> Needless to say the Help Desk employee was fired; however, he/she is
> currently suing the WordPerfect organization for 'Termination
> without Cause.'
> Actual dialogue of a former WordPerfect Customer Support employee.
> (Now I know why they record these conversations!):
listst, and then later the web since long before Satellite Software
was selling Word Perfect.
Geoffrey S. Mendelson, N3OWJ/4X1GM
To help restaurants, as part of the "stimulus package", everyone must
order dessert. As part of the socialized health plan, you are
forbidden to eat it. :-)
- There was a version of it floating around MIT in the 1970s - when it was about someone working at a terminal. A friend who worked at some IBM research center in the 1980s heard a version of it about the old DisplayWrite system.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, geoffrey mendelson <geoffreymendelson@...> wrote:
> It's amazing how this has grown. It has been floating around the email
> listst, and then later the web since long before Satellite Software
> was selling Word Perfect.