TECH SUPPORT! computer jokes from 1977 (hardware changes, but people, don’t)
In 1977 I posted these on my first Advice Sisters Blog. I found them the other day. Amazingly, they are still relevant. Need a laugh? These gave me a smile, and I hope they do the same for you. It’s the perfect post to send to anyone you know having “tech troubles”
Tech support: What kind of computer do you have?
Female customer: A white one…
Tech support: Good day. How may I help you?
Male customer: Hello.. I can’t print.
Tech support: Would you click on “start” for me and…
Customer: Listen pal; don’t start getting technical on me! I’m not Bill Gates
Customer: I have problems printing in red…
Tech support: Do you have a color printer?
Customer: oh, I guess not……………….thank you.
Tech support: What’s on your monitor now, ma’am?
Customer: I have a photo of my two puppies sitting on my living room rug
Tech support: What anti-virus program do you use?
Tech support: That’s not an anti-virus program.
Customer: Oh, sorry…Netscape
A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer
Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: “No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point.’ The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer is working fine.”
Tech support: “Okay Bob, let’s press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter “P” to bring up the Program Manager.”
Customer: I don’t have a P.
Tech support: On your keyboard, Bob.
Customer: What do you mean?
Tech support: “P”…..on your keyboard, Bob.
Customer: I’M NOT GOING TO DO THAT!
The Last word: A young woman was having computer issues, so she asked Bob her go-to computer guru to help her. He clicked a button or two and things were working again. Susie asked: So Bob, what was wrong with my comnputer?” Bob replied it was an “ID Ten T Error.” Susie looked confused and said: “Ok, so what’s an ID Ten T Error so I can know what to do next time?” Bob grinned” “Write it out and you’ll figure it out. ” Susie dutifully wrote it out. It spells: ID10T.
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