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?"
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And thank God we'll never be as dumb as they are!
Whenever any of us leave the house, my mum, on pain of constant bitching, forces us to unplug the TV, the microwave, the stereo, and all of the lamps in case of some kind of scientifically unexplainable explosion. Her answer to why she never unplugs the fridge? "Well, I trust the fridge"
My family has owned computers since 1992 (at least). I introduced my mother to the backspace key in 2007.
Joanna C from Wellesley College
Every time my mom wants me to get something from the Apple Store, she tells me to "go visit the iStore."
My IT teacher told us that if you work with MS Paint for longer than half an hour, your file would be too big to store on a memory stick.
Thomas Loos (The Netherlands)
My dad thinks that because the mouse on his laptop "jumps all over the place" he has a virus and tells me to fix it on a daily basis. I keep telling him his palm hits the mousepad, confusing the touch settings and shoots the mouse in different areas. He refuses to believe me and instead bought 2 copies of windows 7 ultimate to "fix" the problem. Why 2 copies? In case he "runs out of time" on the first one. I'm adopted, I swear.
When my mom wants me to record a show to the DVR, she asks me to "Xerox" it for her.
My mother is convinced that my having my laptop in the house (regardless of whether its on or off) slows down the wireless internet. When the internet is going slowly, she makes me take my computer and lock it in the trunk of my car.
Elizabeth k from Duquesne
I just set up iGoogle as my Mom's homepage. Not only did she think that I was upgrading her google account to "Google Gold," but that I was changing her internet browser. She told me to make sure that she didn't lose any of her bookmarks.
I was at my grandparent's house a few weeks ago and my grandpa was on the computer looking at websites and stuff. I asked him what he was doing and he said "I'm on this site called digg.com. Now can you tell me how to bury a website so your grandma can't find it?" It was pretty sad.
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