IT support pilot fish at a research organization gets a call from a Ph.D. candidate. The complaint: "My PC is slow."
"I walked down to her office," fish says. "The first thing I noticed was that her iPhone was plugged into the PC.
"I looked at what she was running — Word and Excel, nothing unusual there. I fired up the Windows Task Manager only to see iTunes sucking up a fair amount of resources."
Fish asks the researcher about iTunes. She admits to updating her stored files. Fish explains how many resources that uses, and that iTunes is obviously the cause of the slowdown.
He also mentions that, while this isn't strictly acceptable use, he isn't going to say anything to get her in trouble.
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