Medieval Help Desk

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  • It is very funny and we have linked to it on the PaRT blog (under the Long History of Ttransliteracy –
    What I find fascinating is that the sketch is usually framed as help desk humour while I see it as humour about new technology. There’s a really great little folklore article by Peter Narvaez called “The Folklore of Old foolishness” which is all about apochryphal stories of old people and new technology (e.g. electric lightbulbs) and this sketch is really all about that.

  • Doh! Missed that post Bruce! Sorry about that. Yes, I do think the sketch is about so-called new technologies, but I still think it works as help desk humour too. I’ll have to check out that article. Thanks.

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