In this modern age, there aren't many sleeping beauties to wake, dragons to fight or treasures to hunt. But there are plenty of ageing family members whose Wi-Fi needs fixing — and that's the tack this animated fairy tale takes.
Mike Lacher wrote the wonderful fairy tale-cum-article 'In which I fix my girlfriend's grandparents' Wi-Fi and am hailed as a conquering hero' for McSweeny over two years ago, and it's still just as accurate, funny and wonderful as it was back then. Fortunately, it's now been turned into an animated adventure, with quirky 8-bit animation and music.
"But then one grey morning did Internet Explorer 6 no longer load The Google. Refresh was clicked, again and again, but still did Internet Explorer 6 not load The Google. Perhaps The Google was broken, the people thought, but then The Yahoo too did not load. Nor did Hotmail. Nor USAToday.com. The land was thrown into panic. Internet Explorer 6 was minimized then maximized. The Compaq Presario was unplugged then plugged back in. The old mouse was brought out and plugged in beside the new mouse. Still, The Google did not load."