Re: Easy Computer Fix, Humor

Ann Parsons

Hi all,

What has RTFM to do with this audible cartoon?

RTFM is typically used by techies who really don't want to help newbies to learn. In order to RTFM, one must be able to understand what one reads. Lack of understanding is why human trainers who are compassionate and patient are needed.

Ann P.

Original message:

Have you ever heard of rtsm? Look up that one online.

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On Jul 16, 2020, at 11:27 AM, Mike B <> wrote:

Easy Computer Fix
I received this from a CEO that I worked with a few years back. He doesn't want to admit it but I think this is his true experience.
I was having trouble with my computer so I called Richard, the 11 year
old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him
to come over.
Richard clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.
As he was walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong?'
He replied, 'It was an ID ten T error.'
I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, 'An ID ten T
error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again.'
Richard grinned. 'Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?'
'No,' I replied.
'Write it down,' he said, 'and I think you'll figure it out.’
So I wrote down: I D 1 0 T
I used to like the little sh*t
Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Ann K. Parsons
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