23 – Tech Support

It’s funny. When people find out that you study computer science, it’s like you have “TECH SUPPORT” written on your forehead. I once went to a friend’s house and his housemate’s mother was sitting on the couch. As soon as she saw “Computing” on my jacket, she started going on about problems she was having with her printer and asking if I knew how to fix it.

The truth is, I don’t know how to fix your computer. It’s like I’m always telling people: I’m a software guy, not a hardware guy. If you need to figure out how to print envelopes in Microsoft Word, I’m your guy. But if your computer won’t turn on, I’m probably not going to be able to fix it.

I’m just someone who is handy with a Google search, that’s all.

FUN FACT: Today’s comic was one of the first comics that I thought of when I was thinking of starting a webcomic. Why did it take 23 comics to make an appearance? I don’t know… I guess I forgot about it.

  • Paul

    I see the problem here.

    He left his firewall on too long.

  • Doug

    Now why couldn’t I come up with something clever like that last night when I was trying to come up with hover text? I guess I was tired and not all that funny last night. Oh well…

  • nick

    you learned how to print envelopes from Microsoft Word during your Computer Science degree? I must have missed that class…

  • Dude

    It didn’t take long to cure my neighbours. They are mostly doctors and dentists, so when they ask about their computer problems I just ask them about my sore knee …