The First Commandment of Technology.
1. Thou shalt read the fucking manual.
2. Thou shalt treat technology with care and love.
3. Thou may covet thy neighbor's technology, but thou shalt not steal it.
"why is my printer speaking in German?"
"Why wont my scanner work?"
Popular saying amoungst engineers
A coomon miscoception is that the word originated from the internet. This word however has been around as long as there have been engineers, or at least as long as there have been electrical apliances.
Engineer: RTFM!!! It's right there in the Box!!!
Idiot: All I see is the manual, where's the RTFM?
*Grabs Monitor and viciously beats down on idiot with it*