Apple Teaches Mac Users How To Carry a Computer, We Explain Peripherals

Paul Lilly

We welcome all PC (as in Personal Computer) users to the Maximum PC fold, be they Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X fans. Apple doesn't always make it easy, though. If the Cupertino outfit isn't out in court trying to destroy Google's open source Android platform through lawsuits, it's posting support documents that leave us scratching our heads wondering what the company thinks of its users.

Let us present Apple support article HT2466 , with props (or curses) to [H]ardOCP for bringing this to our attention. This particular article teaches users how to pick up and carry their iMac G5.

"Don't know how to pick up and carry your iMac G5? It's easy," Apple explains. "Before moving your computer, make sure all cables and cords are disconnected. Pick up the iMac G5 by grasping both sides of the computer. Carry it to wherever you wish."

What we really wish is that we were making this up, but that's an actual support document originally posted in late 2009. If there are any Apple users planning to transition to Windows who actually found those instructions helpful, let us lay down a few more quick and dirty how tos that might come in handy.

How To Pick Up and Carry Your Keyboard

  1. Before moving your keyboard, make sure all cables and cords are disconnected.
  2. Pick up your keyboard by grasping both sides or firmly in one hand. Carry it to wherever you wish.

How To Pick Up and Carry Your Mouse

  1. Before moving your mouse, make sure all cables and cords are disconnected.
  2. Pick up your mouse by grasping it with one hand. Carry it to wherever you wish.

How To Pick Up and Carry Your Monitor

  1. Before moving your monitor, make sure all cables and cords are disconnected.
  2. Pick up your monitor by grasping both sides of the display. Carry it to wherever you wish.

For heavier items, remember to bend at your knees and lift with your legs, not your back. Breathe and take breaks as needed.

Did we miss anything? Be sure to let us know if we did and perhaps we'll follow this up with a longer list of how tos (we really won't).

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