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!
My mom, who is no stranger to checking emails, having accounts and the like decided to get a Facebook. When prompted to created a password she thought she had to fill the entire box, resulting in a complex 40+ character password that she forgot.
My dad has a bunch of photos he wants printed professionally. He doesn't know how to transfer them to a memory stick so I said I'd do it. He gave me a headphone jack two way splitter to put the images on.
My mom makes popcorn on the stove.
One of my professors uses remotes for all of his electronics. However, he will walk across the entire lecture hall, until he is within 6 inches of his device, to use his remotes.
Josh L, UND
My grandpa wanted to send me a letter that had been sent to him so I could add it to a memory book he was making. So logically, he retyped the letter in all caps. He then printed that document out, scanned it, and then sent it to me. Good work grandpa
Tommy Good, high school
My mother calls me every time she wants to watch t.v. to ask what remote to use.
David Samsel, Wake Forest University
In high school I asked my mom to sign us up for caller ID. She refused flat out, saying that it was an invasion of other people's privacy.
Samantha W, Eastern New Mexico University
The other day, my mother came up to me and asked if I wanted her to buy me a YouTube account.
Kier Mills, Oakwood
My dad thinks I have the same email address as him. I wonder how he thinks email works.
My mom took about two years to learn how to text, and even then she would sign all her texts with "love, mom." I finally convinced her that wasn't necessary, so now she signs them with facial expressions (not emoticons, she spells them out) like "-grin" and "-smile" and "-laugh."
David Conrad, Virginia Tech