I just love engineers.

I’m teaching a “remote” class through the web and by telephone this week. I can “see” the computers on which the attendees are working the lab instructions we provide.

Over the phone I hear a strong Russian accent: “Dees instruooctions not correkt. Dey are wrong! Dees system is broken. It kannot be used. It is garbage.”

Then I hear a second voice, American and slightly smug: “Well, Alexei, mine worked just fine. Maybe you should check your typing.”

The Russian voice says, “My typing is perfekt. … … [softly] Oh!” [long silence] “Ok, your system ees now working.”

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