User places cardboard CD inside drive, wonders why computer “makes a funny noise and does nothing” [Humor]


So, who is more at fault here — the computer user or the company that provided a cardboard CD with the hardware?

[via Reddit]

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  • Seamus McSeamus

    [@David Roper]

    Oh, I don’t doubt your story at all. Even today, with computers having a long history in the office environment, I still hear about stupid user tricks that amaze me.

  • David Roper

    [@Seamus McSeamus] Seamus, along the same lines, early in the days of the boxy PC, I was the tech guy and I referred to the tab on the floppy drive as the door. You are ahead of me, probably.

    One day the secretary in the pharmacy called on the phone to ask me how to boot the machine, yep, cut it on.

    I told her to put the system disk labelled “system DOS blah blah” into the drive and close the door.

    I heard footsteps…are you ready? She actually got up and went across the room and closed the door and came back. I could hear every step.

    I was laughing so hard I told her that I would be there in a minute and not to worry. I would take care of it for her.

    They NEVER reffered to it as a cup holder though, probably because it would not fit.

    I swear this is a true tale on my late Mother’s grave.

  • “Never underestimate the power of an unfettered idiot.” – unknown

  • Seamus McSeamus

    The user is 100% to blame here. Any idiot should be able to distinguish a cardboard dummy from an actual disk – especially when there is a web address printed on it telling you to download your software there. Engage your brain before proceeding further.

  • David Roper

    Some people should stay with pencils and paper and a calculator. They are too stupid to operate a PC. I know one now as I type this. Age? about 40… not old at all.