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?"
Chris S., Culinary Institute of America
I recently installed a wireless router for my parents. After everything was up and running my mom asked me if she still needed to hit the button on the front of the computer. Confused, I asked what she was talking about. She pointed to the power button. Yeah mom, you still have to turn on the computer.
My Grandpa forgot his email password, so he canceled his internet
When my mom gets a text message on her phone, she thinks that the first few preview words that display in the inbox is the entire text message. So she always calls the person to ask what their text meant.
Emilee Lasoski, LCCC
My dad wears two belt clip holsters.
John H., UNL
I was sitting in front of a communal computer at my job, checking my phone, when I got called away to lift some boxes. I left my cell on the mousepad, and when I came back, one of the older ladies was trying to use it as a mouse. When I looked at her inquisitively, she laughed with embarrassment, flipped the phone right-side-up and kept trying to use it as a mouse.
I just had to explain to my father how having two screens plugged into my computer doesn't "use more internet."
Mac Anna, University of Analheim
On a daily basis my mom sends me a text message that says, "It's mom. Call me when you get this."
You know how people do the stupid "Hey, what's up?
well, I'm not here right now, leave a message
" outgoing messages to make you think you're talking to them, but actually it's their voicemail? Hilarious, right? Well I had to call one of my parents' friends for a job reference and his outgoing message was, "You have reached the voice mail box of 'hey, what's up?
ha ha just kidding! Leave a message' please leave a message."
My mom asks me to *Nsync her ipod.