Help desk humor


Help desk humor

Help desk humor is a genre of humor that arose toward the end of the 20th century in conjunction with the rise of the personal computer. With more common usage of computers came an accompanying rise in calls to help desks for troubleshooting and technical support. Help desk humor derives from the tension between knowledgeable "power users" who staff the help desks and the "unbelievably ignorant" users who call in, or the "incredibly stupid" tech support and the more knowledgeable users.

External links

* [http://rinkworks.com/stupid/ Archive of help desk humor stories]
* [http://chroniclesofgeorge.nanc.com Chronicles of George] - a website discussing "George", a Tier I Help Desk Technician. The site features a number of Remedy tickets raised by George, with commentary, and has been up since early 2001.
* [http://www.deadtroll.com/index2.html?/video/livehelldesk.html~content Welcome to the Internet Helpdesk Comedy Video] - a live stand-up comedy video of a help desk worker.
* [http://www.progress.demon.co.uk/Fun/Trouble-with.html Urban legend]
* [http://www.tomax7.com/comedy.html Please Laugh - clean jokes from Tomax7]


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