Do You Turn to Google For Tech Help?

Do You Turn to Google For Tech Help?

Taryn Williford
Aug 25, 2011

Anyone remember the Nintendo Hotline? You could call up anytime and have game counselors give you hints and strategies to beat your favorite Nintendo video games. Those days are done, my techie friends. Now, Nintendo suggests a different resource for game help: your favorite web browser.

Reddit user weggles posted a photo from a recent Nintendo purchase, where the gaming giant suggests entering words like "walkthrough" and "codes" into your favorite search engine for help playing a game.

Even though we've previously suggested that the web is a great resource for tech help and customer support here on Unplggd, we're wondering if this note from Nintendo is a sign of things to come.

Will technology manufacturers start telling their customers to Just F***ing Google It when they have tech questions?

If they do, it won't be a bother to me. It's far easier to point my address bar to Google than it is to dig my gear's manual out of storage and find "troubleshooting" in the table of contents.

What about you? Are you sad to see the suggestion from Nintendo? Or do you usually turn to the web for tech help? Tell us in the comments!

(Images: Reddit, Graphic Design Blog)

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