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 dad asked me to test out my new printer. I happened to be on the Wikipedia homepage and just pressed ctrl+p. It lagged for a minute and my dad freaked out because he thought I was printing all of Wikipedia.
When I first left for college, I showed my mom how we can still talk through instant messaging. After that, she would (and still does) type out entire messages in letter format, (i.e. "Hello Patty, [insert long message paragraphs] Love, Mom.") and IM them to me.
My dad systematically sends me 3 blank text messages before any actual text is sent.
Steve W from University of the Fraser Valley
My dad is in the other room with a tripod and our video camera recording a video of a webinar so he can look at it later for notes
Jon S from GVSU
My father just constructed a playlist for his iPod, and he spent 3 hours putting them in the exact order that he wanted so that the list would be varied and would seem fresh and new. Apparently, this way is "better" than putting it on shuffle.
My mom renamed Firefox on her computer "fgft ff."
J V from UCSD
God love my nana, she really has come a long way with computers, but the other day, when I was at her house, she not only told me that I couldn't use her computer because the printer was out of ink, but when I asked her what colour so that I could pick some up for her, she responded, "White."
My uncle writes down the sending email address of every piece of spam he's ever gotten, and then writes it down in an alphabetized address book. He thinks that he's "catching them."
Philip R from UNM
My Mom always took care of paying the bills in our household. Once my Dad retired, he took over the responsibility only to find that my Mom had been making monthly payments to classmates.com for THREE YEARS. I asked her if the website helped her reconnect with anyone. It did not.
Vanessa . from Carleton University
My dad just bought his first cellphone. He typed out a complete list of instructions for texting. The list began with a=1, b=11, c=111, etc.
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