graphic design rants is a must-subscribe site – some of the stories designers tell about clients are astounding. Most of them have that ‘that happened to me too!’ ring to them. This one is a good example. It made me laugh but then made me remember something quite similar that happened to me once:
“There’s one client we deal with weekly, rather than daily (thank God) that has a Microsoft Word issue. You see, they have one licensed copy of Word. So, the text that they type up on the computer they do in a new Word document. Then, they print it out and fax it to us so that we can retype it. When we ask for the Word document they tell us that since they have only one working copy of Word they simply type what they need, print it and delete the text from the file. They then resave it blank so they can use it over and over again. Get it? One working copy of MS Word = one document to them. We’ve tried to get them to type it into emails and even explain the concept of unlimited files with the program.. but yeah.. here we are still getting faxed documents.
There are other people that we deal with that still use typewriters and then fax their copy to us. I don’t get how you can have a fax machine but still use a typewriter. “
(Via graphic design rants.)