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?"
If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, submit it here!
And thank God we'll never be as dumb as they are!
My mom just asked me how Microsoft Word expects you to "fit everything on one page."
To get to Facebook my mom goes to Google, searches for Yahoo mail, logs in to her Yahoo account, finds the original confirmation email from Facebook, and uses the link in the email to log in.
Emily L, University of Missouri
For months my mom begged me to set up a Facebook account for her. I finally did. When I asked her how she liked it, she told me she doesn't use the inbox function since she has email for that, she refuses to post on people's walls because she thinks its creepy for anyone to see it, she won't use chat because it is too weird, she is annoyed by seeing anything on her minifeed, and she won't post or look at pictures because it is an invasion of privacy. Have fun with Facebook, mom.
My brother went to a Celtics game recently. My mother, being the loving, caring individual that she is, tried, in vain, to locate him in the crowd. Doesn't sound too bad
until you find she used binoculars. Yeah, my mom used binoculars on a TV.
Abraham Union, Front Street University,
I received an email from my grandparents today entitled, "great technology from Japan." It was about Palm Pilots.
bobby strauss, colorado
My grandmother just called, saying that her friend had given her a "blog number." Confused, I asked her what the number was. She read out a URL so I laughed and told her to just type it into the address bar. She responded with, "So who do I email it to?"
James S, TVU
My parents were taking my brother and sister to San Diego in their mini van which has a DVD player. My mom asked me if "Goldmember" was appropriate for a 9 year old. I said that we only have that on VHS and it won't work in the car. She said, "But it's a movie
Today, my dad did a "25 random things" note on Facebook.
I work in a drafting office. Last week I walk into the office and my supervisor was looking at a map on Google and holding my drafting scale up to his computer screen to "calculate the miles" for his weekend trip.
I was in the car the other day when my dad turned downed the radio, looked at me very seriously and asked, "What is a Lady Gaga?"
b malloy, Texas A&M