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Helpdesks are older than you think...

Even medieval monks had to resort to helpdesks.  This little video (taken from a Norwegian television programme) shows how difficult it must have been upgrading from scrolls to books. 


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Reader Comments (5)

Is it possible to make this brighter. It is so dark the character and items cannot be seen.
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterED
Come on! When you are working by candle light. What more can you expect?
February 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commentereclomaxkiwi
Actually, if you go to the source youtube website there are a couple of versions posted that are much lighter and show a lot of detail. Unfortunately, they're not subtitled in English but they still make delightful viewing after watching the subtitled version.
March 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFrank C.
Is it possible to see this on a MAC? My current attempt has been unsuccessful.
March 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterA L Hempstead
Absolutely brilliant!
Not exactly the same thing, but along the same lines: yesterday I bought a designer-type thermos flask,smooth and classy, but no obvious way to open it. Eventually opened it with help of someone who had similar model, only to find the 'instructions how to open' neatly tucked inside.A joke perhaps?
October 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersal

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