I love such lists; even better if they’re from a technology writer on a major technology website. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes:
To err is human, to forgive divine. But sometimes some tech goofs are so embarrassing, cringy, and plain stupid that they take a lot to put them behind you. And I’ve had my fair share of them over the past year.
Some items on the list:
- There was the time I took apart an iPhone to replace the battery, but ended up refitting the old battery
- Then there was the time I was diagnosing a sound issue on a laptop, and it took far longer than I like to admit before I checked the volume level
- Just the other day I spent ten minutes futzing about with my iPhone charger and cable trying to figure out why it wasn’t charging. Tried different chargers and cables, but still nothing. It was getting dark, so I went to turn on the light, and then I noticed the power was out
Been there. Done some of that.