Last night at about 5:30 the Sales line rang at the office. Almost always a call that late is just to ask if we provide high-speed Internet access to homes. (We don’t.) So I answered the call with great hesitation to begin with. The man on the other end of the phone wanted to know if we could host his website – built with CGI and CMDL (?) – nope, sorry – Win2k servers, ASP or Cold Fusion only. His response? “Well, I guess I’ll have to go and buy a book and learn ASP. I can probably learn that in a week.”
I must have laughed for at least half an hour over that, and it made me giggle all night whenever I thought about it.
This morning he called again. This time I was prepared with the speech, and when I mentioned that we run ASP or Cold Fusion with SQL 7 he responded with, “PHP will work with SQL 7, right?” Yes, but we don’t host PHP here. “But it works with SQL 7?” Yes, but we don’t run it on our servers here! Yes, it could be run on them, but we don’t. We don’t support it either. So he told me again that he’ll just have to buy a book and learn ASP…
And I laughed all over again.