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?"
I'm putting together a slideshow that will play on a projector in the background at my grandpa's retirement party. My mom asked me if we had "the DVDs that play in the VCR." Upon questioning what she meant, she replied, "Well, they don't have a DVD player there so we'll need a DVD that can play in VCRs." She's the tech director at the junior high down the street.
Today I was on the phone with my Mom and she wanted me to check out a website. She's telling me the site address so I can type it and she goes, "and then dot, the short form for hotmail
" and I was like "What do you mean, the short form for hotmail? She said, "html."
Mark Laframboise, University of Waterloo
I was at Best Buy with my parents looking at LED TVs. The TV screen said, "press LED button to learn more" (referring to the control panel beneath the TV with volume, etc). My mom pushed the words on the TV and as I started laughing, I noticed about 10 other fingerprints in the same location.
mike mike, University of Arizona
My mom was trying to call a friend back, but she couldn't hear it ringing. She didn't realize that she had her bluetooth still connected to the phone, then I hear her say, "Oh wait
. I'm still connected to my facebook."
When my mom first got a facebook she added me and I put her on limited profile. She called me to let me know that my facebook was broken, and that I should "fix the codes" so that she could see my pictures.
Gaby A., UMBC
My dad loves having GPS in his car. Unfortunately he uses it all the time, even if he knows how to get to the location he is driving to. He doesn't even listen to the radio, just to the driving instructions. Finally after 2 car rides with him I asked why he uses the GPS all the time. He believes that he will catch the "GPS Lady" in a mistake.
Ryan Knapp, Eastern Illinois University
My mom texted me that she had made it to D.C. Then my dad called to tell me my mom had texted me. When I told him that I had already got it and it defeats the point of the text if they call me after, in which he said he wasn't sure if i was home to get it. Then i had to explain that my phone follows me. Five minutes later my mom texts me that my dad will call me in 10 minutes.
Katherine Grofic, Penn State
My cousin, who is my age, recently found a bunch of pictures of us when we were really little and she told my mom. My mom then called me and said "Leanne found some pictures of you two from a long time ago and is going to tag you on facebook, whatever that means. I guess you're it."
Joel Eaton, Hamline University