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!
Michael Deal, Boston University
Every time I go over to my grandparents' I'll send my grandpa a text message just to listen to him yell at my grandma to check the microwave.
Bobby Bouche, THE Ohio State University
My grandma calls iPhones "Macintosh cellphones."
My mom needed to transfer pictures from her digital camera onto her computer. After a few minutes, she was hopeless and asked me for help. I took out the memory card and put it in the computer. Nothing was on it. I hooked up the camera to the computer, but still, there were no pictures. Finally, I had to ask my mom what she had tried before she asked me for help. She put the camera's batteries in the mouse.
My mom just used the word internet as a verb.
My dad tried using his cell phone's camera for the first time ever since buying it almost a year ago. When I went into the camera application, he thought the camera's lens was the viewfinder, as in the "window" one looks through on a camera without an LCD screen. When he couldn't see anything through the peekhole, he turned to me and said, "Where's the lens cap? I need to take it off."
My mom still uses checks to pay at the supermarket.
Mike P., UF
My mom called me over to ask why her cactus cord wasn't working to charge her phone through her computer. After realizing that the "cactus" was her way of identifying the USB sign, I informed her that she was trying to plug it in upside down and also into the wrong slot. She thanked me for being "incredibly wise" and then asked if I was aware the iPhone played music.