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July 7, 2010

#763: Workaround


[[A man stands at a computer terminal, while another man behind him stands with his head in his hands.]]

Man 1: See, I’ve got a really good system: if I want to send a YouTube video to someone, I go to File -> Save, then import the saved page into Word. Then I go to “Share This Document” and under “recipient” I put the email of this video extraction service…

Caption: I’ll often encourage relatives to try to solve computer problems themselves by trial and error. However, I’ve learned an important lesson: if they say they’ve solved their problem,


ask how.