4 January 2007
Sometimes it's just that simple
James Lileks, Technical Support Wizard:
Problem: wireless internet isn't working.
Diagnosis: may have something to do with the WIRELESS button in the "off" position.
Solution: depress button.
Explanation designed to burnish reputation: "there was a problem connecting to the router."
The man is obviously much kinder than I.
Posted at 10:14 AM to PEBKAC
A tech guy I once knew told me he spent most of his time plugging things back in. (I guess Lileks would have said there were problems with the power supply.)
You're an ugly button. Nobody wants to press you.
There - consider the button depressed.
I suppose the amount of niceness from a particular tech is porportional to the amount of repeat business one is dependent on ...