Wednesday, November 01, 2006

My Mother Calls With A Question About How To Use Her New DVR/Tivo Device

How do you describe talking by phone to a parent and walking them through the many steps of recording a TV show? The words "challenging" and "frustrating" and "like teaching a monkey to dance the Charleston" spring to mind.

4 comments:

Biboy said...

Hmm, probably not unlike trying to walk a friend through uploading a web site, or fixing a broken computer, or a bad DSL connection, or funky printer, or scanner, or speakers....

Michael in New York said...

Hmm, guess you don't want that Doctor Who boxed set I was sitting on....

Ed Sikov said...

An internecine Popsurfing feud! Go at it, boys! May the best geek win!

Michael in New York said...

How do you "bitch slap" in emoticons?