I ran across this article about how an entire generation of people also do tech support while visiting home for the holidays.
The Tech-Support Generation via MSNBC
Next week, millions of college students and young professionals will head home for the Thanksgiving holidays. Weâ€™ll sit with our families in warm, candle-lit dining rooms eating stuffed turkey, reminiscing over old photographs, preparing holiday shopping lists and â€¦ Please. Letâ€™s be frank. We are going home to fix our parents’ computers.
Engadget also has a quick blurb on this – including links to helpful programs to load onto your usb flash drive before heading home.