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!
Chris wits, Umass
My mom thinks her Cyberlink Youcam software is the same thing as Youtube and refuses to use it for fear of "broadcasting herself onto the internet."
My mom posted a link that didn't work on her Facebook page. Ten minutes later she commented "delete this" on it.
Katie Lehde, Portland State University
My mom sent an invite to gmail to my gmail address.
Country singer Heidi Newfield posted this as her status on Myspace: "Seriously
there are over 3,000 of you talkin to me here on face book
& I want u ALL to join my fan club! C'mon
My mom thought that EZ pass worked by taking a picture of the serial number written on the EZ pass device every time we drove through a toll. She believed this even though the serial number she was referring to faces the inside of the car.
My dad just showed me a channel on youtube he likes to watch and I told him he should subscribe to their channel. He told me he wouldn't because it costs money and that I should cancel my subscriptions because it's a waste of money if I can watch all the videos on youtube for free.
My mom went to Google Maps and printed out a map, but she didn't zoom in. She was about to leave the house with a map with no street names on it, just a starting point, an ending point, and a squiggly purple line.
My mom asked me to show her "that trick you always do." She wanted me to copy and paste what she wrote in Notepad.
My humanities teacher spent most of the class trying to turn on the over head projector. Once she finally got it to work, she started pressing the 'start' button with her palm on the wall as if the whole wall just turned touch screen. She couldn't understand why it wasn't working.