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, URL. I should note that she's had a computer for about 15 years…
A K

I was running late to a job interview because I couldn't find the place. I decided to call my mom and have her check google maps for me. I told her I was in a big hurry, but still ended up being late because she had to sign off of my account on the computer and then back onto hers onto hers before she could get online. Her reason? "I like my internet better."
Anonymous D from OWU

I recently visited my mom while on vacation. While I was there, she took advantage of me being around by having me show her how to do certain things on her computer. One thing was I had to show her how to move the pictures and videos on her camera to her laptop, even though she has had the camera for a year now. However, the worst was when she asked if she could e-mail videos. I replied "yes." She then followed up by asking, "If I send them, will the person I send the videos too get them as videos or just pictures?"
Ian Powell

My mom has never been great when it comes to technology, but always gets a laugh at the stories submitted into here and prides herself in the fact that she's not as bad as the people in the stories. Well the Amgen Tour (a bike race through California with Lance Armstrong in it) was going right by our house this year, so she went out to go film it. Upon returning, she can't find the video saved anywhere on her camera. Turns out, all she did was turn it on and thought that it would take video on it's own without her pressing any buttons, and now blames me for not explaining to her that you have to push the record button first. So congrats mom, you are now one of "those people."
Sam Rodger from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

My grandfather calls his 8 year old Palm Pilot an iPod, regardless of how many times we correct him.
April Ballard



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