It’s Christmastime in the city, among other places, and that means many of us will be returning home for the holidays. We’ll open presents, get fed, watch saccharine TV shows and “Hey, before you leave, would you mind taking a look at the computer? Something broke.”
It’s the dreaded question, an invitation down a bottomless rabbit hole of pop-up windows and Yahoo! toolbars. But don’t worry, you are not alone. Family Tech Support Guy feels your pain.
This character, one of many Advice Animals popping up on 4chan and Reddit, is a college student who comes home to field a flurry of computer questions from his hapless parents.
Writing about Family Tech Support Guy at Urlesque, Cole Stryker says, “This goateed fellow is probably a dying breed. Most people having kids right now are pretty tech savvy. My generation might be the last one that will be able to lord their technical prowess over their parents.”
We assume Family Tech Support Guy eventually will graduate and become Unofficial Office Tech Support Guy, who is guaranteed half a lifetime of helping older workers attach files, add printers, resize images and do other really basic stuff that he’s already showed them how to do ten times already.
He’s got a bright future.