High Technology

April 6, 2007

This morning a partner in the law firm I work for called his legal secretary into his office for some advice on using a new document management program the firm recently installed. He needed to learn how to pull up a document by the number that the program assigns to each document in the database.

His secretary brought him to the proper screen on his computer and instructed him to type in the appropriate document number. He typed in the number, but nothing happened.

“Why isn’t it working?”, he asked.

“Because you are pushing the numbers on your telephone,” she said.

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One Response to “High Technology”


  1. A few years ago, a college student experienced a similar situation when helping another student get started using the computer. When instructed to have the computer to ‘read the floppy disc’, she put it up agains the monitor and said, “Read this.”


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