It is a half-term holiday in UK Education PLC. A time when frazzled teachers grab some much needed recharge downtime and leave their institutions. Some return, however, like this example from a Computer Science department. . .
Palmer Eldritch : Good morning, IT Helpdesk. . .
Di Hard : Hi, I'm in the Staff Room and I can't find a USB port to plug my hard drive into. Where are they?
Palmer Eldritch : Well, if there's not one or two on the front of the computer, they're usually at the back.
Di Hard : Right. . . I can't actually see that 'computer' bit.
Palmer Eldritch : Is there one on the desk or underneath?
Di Hard : No. . . I can see the mouse, keyboard and monitor but not the computer.
Palmer Eldritch : Can you see the ends of the cables? Do they go into anything?
Di Hard : No. . .
Palmer Eldritch : OK, that sounds like you're at a thin client machine. Is there a little box on the back of the monitor that the cables go into?
Di Hard : Oh yes. . . yes, there is! Thank you!
Palmer Eldritch : And there should be a couple of USB ports on that.
Di Hard : Yes. . . yes, there are!
Just to repeat - that was a conversation with a COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER.