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!
Cam S, SUNY Buffalo
Having been home for less than 3 hours on my spring break, my mom hands me a TI scientific calculator she found and asks if it still works or if the "math had gone yucky."
My mom has an ergonomic mousepad with a pad for her wrist. I noticed she had it backwards where the wristpad was on top. I told her this defeated the purpose, but she said the pad was there to rest her wrist "while her internet loaded."
Cody T, Oklahoma State
One of my professors sent me an email. I read all of it and when I got to the bottom, I saw she had written in big, bold, capitalized letters, "BE SURE TO READ YOUR E-MAILS FROM ME."
Alison Freeman, University of South Florida
My mom takes it upon herself to add all my friends on both Myspace and FB. I was talking to one of my friends from high school the other day and he told me he was cracking up reading this Myspace bulletin she had written about a website that has a webcam linked to a room on a haunted ship. Apparently she sat in front of the computer for 4 hours one night and "thinks she saw something move once."She also adds every friend that I have pictures with on FB whether she knows them or not so she can comment on the pics. However, instead of commenting on them she posts links to them on her own wall and then comments on the links.
K. Walker, LSU
My mom has a contact in her cellphone named "?.akj.e0"
Vince M, Colorado State
When my dad showed his father how to click the mouse, he would click one thing, and then take his hand away so my grandfather could try. Now my grandpa thinks he has to remove his hand from the mouse before and after every click. He says if he doesn't pick his hand up, his finger won't hit the button hard enough to actually click.
Sandi G, UMBC
My professor makes a new PowerPoint for every slide because he doesn't know how to add a new slide.
Pat H, Clarkson
I was looking for a digital camera to buy for my mom and she said, "I don't want anything fancy. I don't need youtube or anything."
Danielle Murray, Ithaca College
My mom has a ringback tone.