But did he major in remote control?

This company just switched from the local telco to a cable company for phone service and Internet, and also got free basic cable as part of the deal, reports a pilot fish on the scene.

"I had the cable service installed on the 52-inch TV that we use as a monitor in the conference room," says fish.

"As soon as everything was completed, one of the owners needed to use the conference room computer, but the display was still set to TV and was showing a soap opera. He came running into my office because he couldn't figure out how to switch the display mode for an important meeting he had called.

"I walked to the conference room, picked up the remote and hit the input button, and the Windows logo appeared on the screen. This is the same person who constantly reminds me that he 'minored in computers' in college."

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