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!
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 6:30 AM
To: Bryce Docherty
Call me tonight re : attaching a file and e-mailing ..
What is a twitter?
My mom thinks the Recycle Bin on the computer is only for notepad and word documents and that there is a "Trash Bin" for the other things, she just can't find it.
David, Michigan State University
My dad begins his reply to every text message I send him with, "I got your text."
Evan W, Lehigh
When I was trying to show my aunt how to work a laptop, she turned to me with an all-knowing look and said, "Your cousin had one of these when he was small. I know how to use it." She then proceeded to vigorously shake it. She thought it was an Etch-a-Sketch.
My professor attempted to email the class a scanned photo of the worksheet we did in class. Simple enough. Instead, he sent the entire class a picture of a puppy playing in the snow. It turned out it wasn't even his dog.
marie fischer, U of M
I get customers constantly at work that come in looking for a Linksys Router, but pronounce it like this: linkskee rooter.
B Rad, Framingham State College
My grandmother is bragging to all of her friends that she is "blogging" because she learned how to read my sister's blog.
Corey Smith, University of Maine
On a long road trip, my grandmother asked if the woman in the GPS ever got to sleep. She thought there was someone on the other end, giving turn by turn directions.
My grandma has sent me that "Bill Gates is sharing his fortune" chain e-mail 3 times.