27 December 2007

Medieval Helpdesk

This is for all my friends who got new computers, or DVD players, or both for Christmas. Hey, remember, even our favorite Gutenberg-esque technology was brand spankin' new at one point in time. And before you ask, No, I will NOT fix your computer...

(Diligently scouring YouTube for all manners of weirdness, so You don't have to. No, no need to thank me. Public service is my life.)

Norwegian Helpdesk support back in the day of the middle ages. (With English subtitles) Original taken from the show "Øystein og jeg" on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)in 2001.

6 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

Roflol. Now, how do I get the link for that video so I can post it in the comments of Celedë's blog?

Constance said...

They stick it at the end of the video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ

Carla said...

On the subject of helpdesks and technology, heard on one of Radio 4's comedy sketch shows:

[Town name] is also famous as the place where John Smith, inventor of the life-support machine, died. His last words were, "Have you tried switching it off and back on again -- aargh---"

Constance said...

*g* I love last words. Not that I have anything witty to leave... Maybe I better get working on that.

Carla said...

I suspect that the majority of so-called last words are apocryphal, myself...

Constance said...

On the bright side, you won't get a chance to edit your last words. *g*