Do your parents not understand technology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurd text messages? Do they use words like "MyFace,""SpaceBook,"or "The World Wide Web?"
And thank God we'll never be as dumb as they are!
The other day I watched a DVD and forgot to set the TV back to cable mode. I found my mom sitting in front of a blank TV screen and when I asked her what she was doing, she said, "Waiting for the channels to load."
The other day my mom was watching the news on a regular channel. When I asked why she wasn't watching it on an HD channel since we pay for them she replied, "Well, what time do the HD channels start?"
Andrew H, University of Calgary
My mom recently joined Facebook, and sent me a Facebook chat asking me how to use Facebook chat.
Kimberly Otter, Truman State
My uncle's facebook contact information reads as follows:Website:http://forhttp://morehttp://infohttp://emailhttp://me
My mom wanted to upload some photos from her camera onto her computer. About 30 seconds later she says, "It's not working." Turns out she had put the larger end of the usb cable into the back of the computer and the smaller end into the front
with no connection to the camera.
Jeff Marker, Umaine
I was trying to show my mom how to copy and paste a link to a website into an email, but she got frustrated and said, "Forget it! I'll just call her and read it to her!"
I was showing my mom how to get pictures from her camera to her computer. I told her to click on the desktop icon which she clicked once. I told her you have to double-click and she said, "Is that where you click something twice?"
The other day the SD card in my mom's camera ran out of memory. She asked me to get them off of her memory card and onto the computer so she can take more pictures the next week at my brother's graduation. So, I hooked it up to the computer and explained the process I was going through so she wouldn't ask me to do it every time. I got to the step where we choose to delete them off of the camera or leave them. She said, "I want room on my camera so press delete." I pressed delete. I unhooked everything and gave the camera back to her and she immediately tried to look through the pictures taken already and yelled at the top of her lungs, "Where did all my pictures go!?!"
My mom drives a convertible PT Cruiser.