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"How To Turn Stuff Off"
"Please—no technology questions!"
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"Mrs. HIggins, which button do I push to make a smiley face?"
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"My desk is full. Call maintenance. I need a fresh one."
'The computer mentions 'virus' but I'm not sure whether it's in the software or you.'
"I thought you were supposed to be user-friendly!"
The Lost Tribe
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Salesman to computer buyer: 'It's a very user-friendly model.'
'Cosmetic surgery has made her look a lot younger, but she can't hide her lack of tech skills.'
An ape holds a computer.
'Don't get smart with me!'
"I wish I were that tech savvy."
'That's what you get for not updating acrobat reader.'
"Now I see why they call it a 'cursor'".
More of what people often say (and what they really mean)
'...one kilobyte of idiot.'
'Hello, technical support? Which one is the 'any key'?'
'I lifted the user's manual for this software with one hand and . . . '
'You'll have to change your password, I was looking over your shoulder and I saw that you entered *****'
"Look, I'm really having trouble with my computer. I need it to work and I need it now...and your fancy schmancy jargon isn't helping much."
"Tell me again...how do I back up the files on this thing?"
"I should have listened when my father told me about computers."
"I actually turned on a my computer all by myself!"
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'Why Johnny can't blog' book
'I guess that wasn't the 'HELP' key.'