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!
Will Stauncher, Carleton
My dad wears two sets of headphones when on the computer
one earpiece is from the heaphones connected to the computer so he can hear "when he has mail" (AOL) and the other earpiece is connected to his "music player" (iPod) so he can have music in the background while on the computer.
My mom deleted friends off Facebook in an attempt to free up her hard drive space.
I was at work and my mom left me a voicemail telling me to buy a new mouse on the way home because the one she was using was broken. I called her back and asked her what was wrong with it. She said, "I don't know how to get back to my homepage." I hung up on her.
On my Dad's Facebook page, under the 'religious views' he wrote 'yes.'
Katie Evans, University of Utah
My mom once asked me to check her email for her to see if her friend had emailed her back. When she asked I was busy with random web surfing, so I opened up a tab and went to yahoo and while it is loading I switched back to my tab and my mom said, "woah WOAH! What just happend? Where did yahoo go?" I assured my mom it was still there. After we checked she asked me to "get out of the chair so I can text her a letter back."
My dad just recently got a cell phone. When I tried calling him he didn't answer. I found out later that he didn't have it turned on. When I asked him why, he said, "I don't want people to be able to call me wherever I am."
I heard an old lady asking the sales guy at Fry's if her Google would automatically update itself or if it'll need new software.
I got home from work the other night to find my dad all upset. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that someone deleted his hotmail account. It turns out our internet was just down.
Today my dad's phone was making a noise he never heard before, so I looked at it and told him his battery was low. He told me to go out and look for a 3.7 Lithium battery. When I asked why, he said he needed a new battery for his phone.
My dad's voicemail says "This is Robert. Please call back at your earliest convenience."