Friday, July 4, 2008

"Middle Ages Tech Support"

Since I am always saying we are living in the same sort of confusion as people in Gutenberg's era, Stef sent me this funny youTube on that subject: Middle Ages Tech Support (2:25 sec.).

And since I am having a heck of a time getting my second video to upload to youTube (failed once, is taking a worryingly long time this time), today was the perfect day to get it. I'm hoping my problem is as simple as getting turned around with the concept "turn the pages."

4 comments:

bink said...

That's a great video! So true! I think tech support for scrolls must have been even more difficult... getting people to transition to long rolled up scrolls from the very straightforward cuniform tablets...now that must have been a chore!

momo said...

I was sent this by a librarian a while ago, and LMAO for about 20 minutes. Then it got taken down. I'm so glad to see it back! There is a great moment in the movie Wall-E that clearly references this bit.

fresca said...

Where, where, where does WALL-E reference this??? Tell, tell!

ddip said...

Oh my god, this is perfect. Thanks for the tip. (Did you see there's a British version, too? It's five minutes, so I didn't have the patience to watch the whole thing.)