Do your parents not understand technology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurd text messages? Do they even know what a text message is?

If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, send it to parentsjustdontunderstand (at) And, hey, if we publish it, send your parents a link. They probably won't understand what it is.
Because they're stupid.

My mom called and left me a message about this "amazing new program" she found that "shows what the world would be like if you were flying"…. she was talking about Google Earth.
From Casey

An email from my mom last semester:
Subject: "IMB Virus"
Message: "Do not open an email promising naked pictures of stars — it's a virus! I heard this on the radio this morning."
From Dan

My stepmom has 2 wireless routers; one for each of her laptops.
Anon, U Mass

My mother in law called me to let me know that when she tried to send me an email it came back undeliverable. She wanted to know if my computer was turned off.
From Erin C.

My mom asked me once if Bluetooth and Blueray were the same thing.
From Relm

My mom sent me a birthday card and on the bottom she wrote: "p.s. Don't drive like a LOL!"
From Matt, UC Davis

Last week my grandpa got a new camera that he was quite impressed with. When I asked him what the resolution on it was he said "7.2 pickles"
From Austin

I told my parents I wanted the new MacBook for school. Two weeks later I received "Macs for Dummies" in the mail.
From Steven, Cal State Long Beach