My mother was having trouble trying to get a slide show on a DVD. For several minutes she kept taking the disk out, looking at it, and then putting it back in the computer. Finally she looked over at me and said, "It's not burning. The disk is still shiny."
Jacob W, Ivy tech
My school sent out an email to let everyone know that the internet was down
Ryan Leblond, MCPHS
My mom was once using my desktop to check her email while I was away at school. I got a frantic phone call that afternoon because the mouse was at the edge of the mousepad but the "thingy" wasn't at the edge of the screen.
Michael Larimer, Wesleyan University
My parents wanted to be "on the net", meaning they wanted internet access. I set up a wireless network in their house and my mom asked "does that mean we can use a wireless mouse now?"
Steve Evans, University of South Florida
There was a news segment on a new type of body armour called "Dragon Skin." After the piece was over my grandmother asked, "Is made out of synthetic or natural dragon skin?"
Drew Drbal, Elon University
After my dad gets done browsing all the usual sites he checks, he clicks the back button until he gets to the original Google Firefox screen. He thinks it erases the information he has looked at and makes the computer run faster.
Bryce Shondeck, PPCC
My Dad continually refers to the act of downloading items from the internet as "down-line-loading."
jesse McWade, MSVU
My dad has a Zune.
Stephen Hawking, James Madison