Knows My ABCs But Not ‘E’s

| Learning | January 20, 2015

(One of my colleagues is supervising students in a research project. The day she is supposed to train them on how to conduct the study, she falls ill and asks me to take over. During the training, I help the students install the necessary software.)

Student: “So where do I get those files?”

Me: “Do you have an Internet connection?”

Student: “No.”

Me: “Then take this flash drive and open Explorer, please.”

Student: “Explorer… Er… Internet?”

Me: “No, Windows Explorer.”

Student: *now puzzled* “What…?”

Me: “Just hit Windows key and E.”

Student: *more and more confused* “What…?”

(I reach over and hit the appropriate keys. Windows Explorer pops up.)

Student: “Oh my, that’s just too technical for me!”

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