Hey, buddy, can you cc me on that?

Copy me on that  Ctrl+C won’t copy. Your Tab button won’t tab. Ctrl+A selects absolutely nothing.

We’ve all been there, when the simplest of functions just won’t function. But what’s really going on when we repeatedly punch that Copy button?

This 30-second animated cartoon from the New Yorker provides a humorous, if not simple, answer to that question. Talk about a serious case of Ctrl+C déjà vu! Play the video

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