Got a good IT joke? Share it! We're collecting IT humor in anticipation of Seth Meyers' comedy keynote at Interop New York.
SNL alum and Late Night host Seth Meyers will perform a comedy keynote at Interop New York on October 1. Meyers’ comedy credentials—head writer at Saturday Night Live and anchor of SNL’s Weekend Update to name two—are enviable, but that doesn’t mean he gets to be the only one who tells jokes.
I’m also willing to bet that Meyers couldn’t tell a LUN from a LAN, or that Cat-5 doesn’t mean you own four other felines. So let’s help him out a little by collecting some IT humor.
I’ll get the ball rolling with a few jokes scooped up from the Internet, but if you’ve got a favorite IT or tech joke, share it with the rest of us.
**A SQL admin walks into a bar and joins two tables. (Source)
**A hot-air balloonist suddenly realizes he’s lost. The balloonist spots a person on the ground and shouts "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?"
The person on the ground says "Yes. You're in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field."
"You must work in Information Technology," says the balloonist.
"I do," replies the person. "How did you know?"
"Well," says the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct, but it's of no use to anyone."
The person below replies "You must work in management."
"I do," says the balloonist. "How'd you know?"
"Well," says the person, "you don’t know where you are or where you’re going, but you expect me to be able to help. You’re in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault." (Source)
**If at first you don’t succeed, call it version 1.0. (Source)
**Tech Support: I need you to right-click on ‘Open Desktop.’
Tech Support: Did you get a pop-up menu?
Tech Support: Ok. Right-click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?
Tech Support: Ok, can you tell me what you’ve done up until this point?
Customer: Sure, you told me to write “click” and I wrote “click.” (Source)
OK, now it's your turn. Let's see if you can get over the (admittedly low) bar I've set by sharing your own jokes in the Comments section below.
Drew is formerly editor of Network Computing and currently director of content and community for Interop. View Full Bio
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