Many people have seen this hilarious BBC skit featuring Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield (transcript below):
The great thing about this skit is how accurately they captured how ridiculous we all sound when talking about technology.
So my ask here today is that the writers at the BBC create a similar video for all the cloud computing terms that are so misunderstood. Cloud is at the forefront of technology today and so few people actually know anything about it. The BBC can even use the list we created in our article on cloud terminology gone wrong.
[R.C.] I bought something from you last week, and I’m very disappointed.
[H.E.] Oh, yeah? What’s the problem?
[R.C.] Yeah, well. My blackberry is not working!
[H.E.] What’s the matter, it run out of juice?
[R.C.] No. No. It’s completely frozen!
[H.E.] Oh, yeah, I can see that. I’ll tell you what, let’s try it on Orange.
[R.C.] That’s got a few black spots… you see!
[H.E.] Oh, dear! Yeah, sorry about that.
[R.C.] Well, is there anything I can do to get my blackberry working?
[H.E.] Well, could be an application issue. Where do you store the blackberry?
[R.C.] Well, it’s on my desktop.
[H.E.] Well you could try using a mouse to drag the blackberry to the trash. Then after you’ve done that you might want to launch the blackberry from the desktop.
[R.C.] Well, I’ve already tried that a few times, all it did was mess up windows.
[H.E.] Well it might be worth waiting a couple of weeks, they got the latest blackberrys coming in then.
[R.C.] Well, could you give me a date?
[R.C.] Let me put that date in my diary.
[H.E.] Anything else I can help you with?
[R.C.] Yes, yes, I’ve also got a problem, to be honest, with my apple.
[H.E.] Oooh, dear oh dear, that is an old apple, isn’t it? When did you buy it?
[R.C.] Last week.
[H.E.] Last week? They’ve brought out two new apples since then. What’s the problem with it?
[R.C.] Well, I’m trying to put my dongle in it and it won’t fit.
[H.E.] Oh yeah, and how big’s your dongle?
[R.C.] Well, I don’t know much about these things but my wife’s seen a few dongles in her time and she says it’s a little bit on the small side.
[H.E.] Well, I’m afraid there’s not a lot I can do about that. Tell you what, let me try booting it…. No, it’s crashed. Anything else I can help you with?
[R.C.] Well, funnily enough, yes. My grandson’s birthday is soon, you see. Now he’s already got an apple and a blackberry. I mean have you got anything else that he might just like?
[H.E.] Well we’re doing a special on these. I mean I can’t make head or tail of them but the kids seem to like them. Eggs box, £3.60.