Sidewalk Signage: Seize That Coffee!
Packaging Fails: Probably Not the Best Way To and Sell Socks

Tech Support Hell: Wrong Kind Of Icons


Call center 2From Anonymous, Rinkworks

Tech Support: "All right... now double-click on the File Manager icon."

Customer: "That's why I hate this Windows -- because of the icons -- I'm a Protestant, and I don't believe in icons."

Tech Support: "Well, that's just an industry term sir. I don't believe it was meant to --"

Customer: "I don't care about any 'Industry Terms'. I don't believe in icons."

Tech Support: "Well... why don't you click on the 'little picture' of a file 'little picture' ok?"

Customer: "You know, I could do without you being so condescending." [click]

And yet... somehow... you bring it upon yourself.

--From Anonymous




I had one AOLuser who refused to understand technical terms like 'click'... I had to use 'mash on the button' until I refused to put up with that nonsense. It's not a fucking potato, you don't mash it.

Misty Meanor



Sounds like a tale from Lake Wobegon.



-a picture, image, or other representation.
-Eastern Church. a representation of some sacred personage, as Christ or a saint or angel, painted usually on a wood surface and venerated itself as sacred.
-a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it: an icon of womanhood.

I swear, some people just use their religion as an excuse not to think.

The comments to this entry are closed.