Computer bloopers and blunders from the technically clueless
by Bill Detwiler | August 27, 2010, 10:41am PDT | Image 1 of 28
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From 1994 to 2002 Rod Shelley worked as a PC technician at a major computer retail store in the US. After seeing all kinds of wacky, operator-induced computer issues, Shelley decided to start documenting them. He wanted to inject a little humor into the often-frustrating world of technology and hopefully educate a few of the technically clueless along the way.
In 2000, Rod published his collection of humorous photos online under the title "Stupid Computer Tricks". In 2002, his gallery turned into an overnight success. Unfortunately, due to bandwidth concerns and a series of hosting problems, Shelley was forced to take the gallery down.
Lucky for us, Rod has graciously allowed TechRepublic to republish his photos. I've added titles to most of the photos, but the captions come straight from Rod. You can learn more about Rod and read his musings about photography, technology, and computer repair on his Web site--Rod's Lair.
Note: TechRepublic first published this photo gallery on April 24, 2008.
Credit: Reprinted with permission from Rod Shelley
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I had one of those.
Do you remember dual modems !
Anyone remember when you could get software that allowed two modems to connect to your service provider and split the downloads. I think one modem did text and the other images ?
I would believe this was way before 56K connections and when service providers could limit your connections. I think I tried it but you needed two telephone lines. I had a separate modem line as well as a phone line. I was on, some times, for 10 hours straight back in the late '90s. I had a good company then. I still have the E-Mail address from them, 15 years.
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