Living the IT crowd

I know it seems like I’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, but last night we finally got around to watching “The IT Crowd” for the first time. Really, really funny show — more so since I’m a tech support nerd. R, while not a nerd, sometimes gets a similar kind of treatment from her IT people as Roy and Moss dish out. I have to admit, I’ve been pretty mean to customers in the past, and so have my co-workers. Some of the more memorable moments from my IT career:

  1. “You have to plug in this network cable to get on the network”
  2. “The error says you need to purchase this option. Have you purchased this option? No?”
  3. “You need to run Notepad. Notepad.exe. Notepad. N-O-T-E… En. Oh. Tee. Eee….”
  4. “Yes, the Enter key is the same as the Return key.”

Needless to say, we couldn’t stop watching the show, and stayed up much too late to be any good this morning.
The thing that got me laughing the most is that Roy (played by Chris O’Dowd) reminds me a little of the Leader (also in Tech Support). Actually, quite a lot. Here’s a photo comparison.

One Response to “Living the IT crowd

  • The Enter/Return thing isn’t necessarily obvious. Your standard Apple keyboard has both, for instance. (They do the same thing, as far as I can tell, but it seems like there should be a difference.)