Wednesday, February 14, 2007

YouTube introduction of the book

Joho the Blog points to this wonderful clip.
This video makes fun of moderns newbie computer users by illustrating - in a way fully understandable to them - how silly some of their questions are by creating a similar problem 500 years ago.

It's from a show called Øystein & Meg (Øystein & I) produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting television channel (NRK) in 2001. The spoken language is Norwegian, the subs in Danish. It's written by Knut Nærum and performed by Øystein Bache and Rune Gokstad.


Anonymous said...

This a familiar problem when it comes to people reading their Bibles.

We spent a whole evening at Tyndale Seminary doing this very excercise. Sadly, some failed to grasp the concept.

Roaring RoG

michael lewis said...

Lewis® likes.

I deal with people like that all the time.

Some of them are dirty. We're installing hand sanitisers in key locations throughout the office in order to prevent the spread of infection.

(I occasionally require latex gloves to work on certain users' computers. I would have worn a face mask too, to prevent the smell and airborne particulate matter from entering my breathing space, but I couldn't find them!)