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?"
My dad overheard me and my friends talking about how awesome youtube is. He tried searching for "Youtube Season 1" on DVD.
My dad paid 25 dollars for a used VCR. He thinks he got a good deal.
JJ LaMonaca, IUP
My aunt was concerned because she bought Michael Jackson's greatest hits album on iTunes but she hasn't received the CD in the mail yet.
Juan Ramirez, CSUS
My mom couldn't figure out why her e-mails to me were coming back undeliverable for months, even though I gave her my e-mail address several times. Turns out she was sending them with the ending, ".edu.com."
My English professor once tried showing us a DVD by putting the disc in a VCR player. After a few minutes of struggling, she asked if anyone was "tech savvy" enough to figure why it wasn't working. This was after she pushed the play button several times of course.
A little while back my sister was using a friend of our dad's computer to check Facebook. A few days later, my sister called me in a panic because her name on Facebook had changed to that of our dad's friend. Apparently instead of logging out to use his own Facebook account, he changed my sister's name to his name and started using her profile as his own.
David Weinberg, SUNY Oneonta
Today my mom asked to use my computer to print something. Being the good son I am, I let her and opened up a separate tab and didn't bother logging off my Facebook because I know she doesn't know what tabs are. After she finished printing, she went on "her" Facebook. She commented on the status of my cousin using words like "niecypoo" and "schmumkins." Half way through her comment she writes, "wait this isn't my picture right here, it's Donavon's. WHATS GOING ON!" She was so confused that she still sent it. She then yelled at me for "replacing her Facebook."
Snooping through my friend's inbox I see that he got an e-mail from his grandfather with the subject headline: "Grandpa"
My dad is going to school for computer networking and still types with one finger.
Today I came home to my mother attempting to record a TV show on a blank CD using the DVD player. I thought I'd let her figure out on her own that it would not work
now the DVD player is broken.
Jenna Fothergill, Fanshawe College
My grandma was telling me to look at a website. When I asked her what it was, she said, "I don't remember what the first part was, but I know it ended in dot com." Thanks gramma. That really narrows it down.