Don’t Need To Be An Audiophile To Play An Audio File

| NM, USA | Learning | March 18, 2016

(It is 2005, and I am working at an IT support desk for a college. A new professor calls to request installation of software on her classroom PCs, for teaching Spanish. I ask her to bring us the discs, which she does. Upon inspection, they are AUDIO CDs, not software.)

Me: “Hello, professor. These are audio CDs, so they don’t need to be installed.”

Professor: “What does that mean?”

Me: “Well, it means they just have audio tracks, so you can play them on any CD player or the computers without having to install anything.”

Professor: “What’s an audio CD?”

(I laugh, assuming she’s joking.)

Professor: “Don’t make fun of me! I don’t know about technology. I lived in the jungle for 10 years!”

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