Corporate Computer Upgrading

Our Corporate Operations Committee has defined a lower cost alternative to our IT department computers. All computers will be removed from the desktop by January 1, 2008. Instead, everyone will be provided with an Etch-A-Sketch.

    There are Many sound and viable reasons for this decision:
  • No upgrade problems.
  • No technical glitches keeping work from being done.
  • No more wasted time reading and writing emails.
  • Reduction in technical support calls will reduce our costs associated with maintaining our help desk.
  • Reduction in hardware costs.
  • Elimination of all software license fees.
  • Reduction in the amount of training necessary for new hires.
  • Can be used at the desktop as well as away from the office due its extreme portability.
  • Extremely low cost makes them disposable (when one breaks, we will simply replace it).
  • We can now hire 1st graders to do your job.

In anticipation of the questions some of you will undoubtedly have regarding this corporate decision, we have prepared a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions from the Etch-A-Sketch Help Desk:

Q: My Etch-A-Sketch has all of these funny little lines all over the screen.
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I turn my Etch-A-Sketch off?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: What's the shortcut for Undo?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I create a New Document window?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I set the background and foreground to the same color?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: What is the proper procedure for rebooting my Etch-A-Sketch?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I delete a document on my Etch-A-Sketch?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I save my Etch-A-Sketch document?
A: Don't shake it.

Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman