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 mom doesn't understand the concept of "letting go." I tried teaching her how to use the key shortcut for tabs on Firefox, but by the time I realized I had to tell her to let go she had about thirty tabs open.
Danny R, York University
My step-mother writes "at" and then circles it every time she gives somebody her email address.
The battery on the cordless land line phone died at my Mother-in-law's house. My sister-in-law asked why the phone wasn't working and my mother-in-law responded, "Because your brother took the computer to DJ a party and the phone is hooked up to the internet." They have cable internet.
Mike Abeyta, Miami
My dad is convinced that our GPS only works when we point it in the direction that our car is moving.
My mom told me that telemarketers keep calling her cell phone then hanging up at exactly 4:30 pm every day. At 4:29 she gave me her phone and said, "Watch
"As the time went to 4:30 the phone did ring, but it was her alarm going off.
chuck cascio, Penn State
My mom wanted to look up Oprah interview so I told her to go to youtube. She calls me back and says she can't find any videos. In the background I can hear "Vertigo" by U2 playing. She spent 20 minutes on U2.com looking for Oprah videos.
My mom always scrolls back to the top of every website after reading it so it is "tidied up for the next person to watch."
My dad is new to Facebook so I check his page every once in a while to see how he's doing. I've noticed that he has a bad habit of creating new groups, to which he invites no one but continues to write on the group's walls and start "discussions." He is currently the creator (and only member) of 6 Facebook groups. Most of his groups are for people who graduated from his school the same year as he did. He continues to comment on it asking if anyone has heard of
.and then he'll list a number of people. He doesn't understand why he's not getting an responses.
Jimmy L, Virginia Tech
I used to work for a small town TV/appliance store where the vast majority of our customers were old folks. I learned that along with drivers licenses there should be a year after which you were no longer allowed to use a universal remote
60 sounds about right. After spending 4 grand on a TV they payed me 20 bucks a trip to come turn it on for them. Sometimes there was pie.
Andrew Nathaniel, UNT