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7th March 2013, 05:25 PM #1
"Grandma Called Me Over To Fix Her Computerů"
7th March 2013, 05:36 PM #2
That's not a computer, it's an iMac!
7th March 2013, 07:01 PM #3
- Rep Power
Just because it is running OS X and is in a fancy box, doesn't make it any less of a computer. What even is a computer today? A Laptop, Netbook, Tablet, Mobile Phone, MP3 Player, Calculator are all devices capable of performing computations, technically making them computers. MAC, or PC; its all a computer.
Originally Posted by synaesthesia
7th March 2013, 07:14 PM #4
Clearly that went way over your head there.
7th March 2013, 07:23 PM #5
7th March 2013, 09:29 PM #6
I had someone doing exactly that with a cordless mouse.....
7th March 2013, 09:47 PM #7
Nope, that's an eMac, not an iMac... I remember those things being put into my secondary school. Replacing the Performa 5200s and 5300s we had. Those were the days...
Originally Posted by synaesthesia
7th March 2013, 10:36 PM #8
Back in the days when I was a Pharmaceutical Analyst [when Windows 3 was all shiny and new] I was often called upon to help with computer based problems. One occasion I recall is trying to explain to a novice computer user how to use a mouse. She was an Indian lady [and so there was a language barrier] of around 60 [and here there was a lack of confidence with IT]
Originally Posted by Jawloms
I was going about my task of explaining the mouse without looking at her or her computer [I was reading some notes relating to my own experiment elsewhere in the lab]
Unfortunately I used the phrase "...now move the mouse up..." When she said it wasn't working I looked up and saw that she had lifted the mouse off the desk. I have since seen this scenario described on the web many times happening to others but it still makes me smile to recall it 20 years on.
8th March 2013, 01:20 PM #9
Wow. Those numbers take me back! Was it just me or were those things insanely heavy for their size?
Originally Posted by localzuk
8th March 2013, 01:31 PM #10
If a screen has been rotated and logged off so you need to log back on to put it back, then rotating the mouse makes it easier to position the cursor.
I heard a story about a tech support guy being called because the cursor hadn't reached its destination and the mouse was at the edge of the mouse mat.
8th March 2013, 01:33 PM #11
They weighed a *lot* yes. But they were amazing bits of kit.
Originally Posted by OB1
8th March 2013, 01:43 PM #12
A friend of mine in the late 80's was asked to train some top level city lawyers in IT. They had to leave the room for a moment and when they came back found the said lawyers arms stretched out with the mice at the end of the desk.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
8th March 2013, 02:13 PM #13
I've done that when I can't be bothered to lift the mouse.
arms stretched out with the mice at the end of the desk.
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