Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Medieval helpdesk

These endlessly delightful Scandinavian monks are much loved in book history circles, but I don't know how well known they are elsewhere. If you haven't seen them already, you're in for a treat:

On a serious point, this is one web resource I have used for teaching -- and used very successfully. The analogy is very well judged, and this time the humour really does work.


  1. Priceless! Great name for a blog, too? Early Modern Helpdesk...

  2. I just love the bit about 'See? I cannot open it again!'

  3. I've seen this before, but it makes me laugh every time. Thanks!