Last week, I mentioned Facebook to my father. His response was "I don't even know what a Space Book is!"

Parents just don't understand technology, and now's our chance to embarrass them for it. Send ridiculous questions your parents have asked about computers to parentsjustdontunderstand@gmail.com. We'll post the funniest every week.

Just to get the ball rolling, here are some of the best from around the office.


Intern Patrick:
My mom still asks me "How is your internship at The Google doing?"

Jr. Developer Chris:
My dad wrote me this mysterious email – "I have no idea how to correct the gaps between sentences. In fact I don't even know how I created them. Writing with a pen is easier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Developer Nick:
"When I first got this job, I was trying to explain to my dad what a web developer does. He said, 'So you’re going to put it into language and make it a web?”

Intern Jeff:
We've had cable Internet for years, but my mom still asks "Are you off the phone yet? Can I go on the online?"

Designer Lori:
My mom has a bad habit of reading my emails over my shoulder. Any time I'm on a website with a banner ad she asks, "Who's that? He's cute! Are you going on a date with him?"