By Rich Kaplan and Veronica Puailoa
Everyone knows that IT guys and gals have their own unique brand of humor. Something about working with machines and code while recognizing the enormity of human error drives the IT pro to the solaces of humor.
Living in a world where things can simply, arbitrarily go wrong without rhyme or reason would turn any sane being to drink or laughter. Luckily, IT teams usually turn to the chuckles.
However one explains this prevalence of sarcasm, wit and levity, Twitter has recently manifested a massive eruption of IT humor lately under the rubric of #FiveWordTechHorrors.
This stuff is too funny to go unmentioned. Hence we thought we’d share ten of the better witticisms here:
#FiveWordTechHorrors Oh, I’m running Windows Vista.
— i1 Biometrics, Inc. (@i1biometrics) December 11, 2013
I thought it was safe. #FiveWordTechHorrors
— GoToAssist (@gotoassist) December 11, 2013
“Delete all spam messages now” #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Ganesan Janarthanam (@janajigow) December 12, 2013
“Your call matters to us.” #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Rick Klau (@rklau) December 11, 2013
#FiveWordTechHorrors Everyone’ll be trained before launch.
— Jennifer Yap (@Yap_Jen) December 11, 2013
I forgot my Master Password. #fivewordtechhorrors
— 1Password (@1Password) December 11, 2013
I never read error messages. #FiveWordTechHorrors
— GoToAssist (@gotoassist) December 12, 2013
My Employees Are Security Trained #fivewordtechhorrors
— Neira Jones (@neirajones) December 11, 2013
You made a backup, right? #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Daniel Miller (@bonsaiviking) December 11, 2013
Three billion devices run Java. #FiveWordTechHorrors
— Jeff Jarmoc (@jjarmoc) December 11, 2013