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**Important Notice to All Employees**
Corporate has determined that there is no longer any need for network or software applications support. (See below)
The goal is to remove all computers from the desktop by Jan, 1999. Instead, everyone will be provided with an Etch-A-Sketch. Here are the main advantages:
1. No Y2K problems
2. No technical glitches keeping work from being done.
3. No more wasted time reading and writing emails.
Frequently Asked Questions for Etch-A-Sketch Technical Support:
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 re-booting 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.
-- Ken (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 17, 1998
Maybe we will paint on cave walls again! Or Magna-doodles instead of hard drives.
-- Bill (email@example.com), October 18, 1998.
I've always wondered if the teenaged "cavemen" ever got in trouble for spraying that graffiti all over the cave walls?
But the archeologists excavating thousands of years of accumulated dirt and debris from their diggings have proven that only men could living in those old caves - if there were any women living there, they would have the men sweep all the dirt outside and the caves would have been clean, and probably would still have remnants of curtains across the front.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 18, 1998.