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?"
My grandma asked my girlfriend if she got a discount on her new DVD because it didn't show the entire picture. We were watching the widescreen version.
My prof sent this as a part of his instructions for submitting an assignment:"Don't email in your assignment, as the professor does not know how to open attachments."
really, prof really??
My dad asks me to help him "do a Google" whenever he wants to find something on the internet.
Nathaniel Johnson, University of South Florida
My grandpa has very limited computer knowledge, but we finally showed him how to go online and play poker. At our last family dinner, I asked him how his online poker was going, and he said, "Pretty good, but I want to start playing the paid tables." Then he asked if I would be his "paypal." I also once caught him staring at the screen between every key he pushed. I asked what he was doing and he told me that he was waiting for the cursor to flash again so he could type the next letter.
My dad wanted to show my sister something at the bottom of a website so he told her to "stroll down."
I got a call from my mom once and I could hear her talking and punching keys on her phone without realizing she had called anyone. I found out later she thought she was sending me a text message.
Beth T, TAMUCC
My professor always uses air quotes whenever he says the word youtube. Always.
I use my cell phone as my alarm clock. If you have Verizon, you should be familiar with the whistling ringtone option which I use as my alarm tone. Anyway, my grandmother was visiting and after my alarm went off I went down stairs, and my grandmother said, "It must be nice to wake up each morning in such a good mood." I had no idea what she meant until she said, "I hear you whistling that same song every morning."
audrey W, Virginia Commonwealth
My dad called me to tell me he had given me a "wall hanging." He meant he had posted on my Facebook wall.
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