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!
I sent my Dad a text the other day and he called me about 20 minutes later and left me a voicemail saying, "Dan, I got your message on my phone but when I checked my voicemail I couldn't hear anything." Turns out he saw that he had a message, clicked "open," then put it to his ear while the text displayed on the screen.
Dan W, Penn State
I was recently talking to my mom over the phone about how my girlfriend and I might go see Burn After Reading. I told her I checked the internet and it got pretty good reviews and she responded, "The internet around here gave it good reviews too!"
Ryan Kloepfer, Duquesne University
My mom tells me to put her phone on "vibrator".
Tricia Evans, Arizona State University
When my dad first tried to use the internet, he typed the beginning of a website address in the address bar and then asked, "Where's the dotcom button?"
My mom asked me if she needed the internet to charge her iPod.
Chris Gatto, SUNY Fredonia
My dad got an iPod Nano for Christmas. He thought it was a tie clip. Actually, he still thinks it's a tie clip.
jamieson scott, Humber College
And this week we have a very special Apparently Parents Don't Even Understand Super Old Technology:My grandmother watches TV with the Color on really low, so that it's almost black and white. She thinks if she turns it up too much, it will "run out."