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 parents have grown potatoes in their small garden for years. A few days ago I received an email from my dad that he had also sent to everybody that he has in his address book. He had attached a picture of this huge deformed looking potato and the caption read: "I've always heard about blogs. Do you think this counts as one?!"
David C from Mississippi State
I was visiting my uncle and asked to borrow his computer to check my e-mail. He asked me what website I check it on and when I told him I used yahoo he looked really disappointed and told me he didn't have that one. He had four links to the internet on his desktop, each set to a different homepage. The man is a lawyer.
My dad just started texting within the last year and even though he has T9 turned on, he doesn't know how to change it, so most of the time it is not the word he tries for. So i was at home one weekend while my parents are gone, and getting blitzed right in the house and I get a text that says, "We'll be good soon." I didn't think anything of it, but 20 minutes later I heard them pull in to the garage and had to make a mad dash to put everything away, open every window in the house, and aerosol the whole place. I told them i just took a big crap and they bought it. Thanks T9.
My dad puts the subject of his text message in parenthesis before he types the message. i.e. "(Milk.) Joe, check the milk supply in the fridge. Thanks, Dad."
My 60 year old mom, who types web addresses in search boxes, double-clicks links, and single-clicks icons, is trying to help her older friend figure out Excel. It's been about 30 minutes so far.
Joanna Jamerson from UIUC
My mom wants an iPod, but wants me to "buy another iTunes Store" for her because she doesn't want my music on her Ipod.
Dylan O from Steinbrenner
At work my boss was giving a presentation using a laptop and a projector. After a few minutes of not touching the computer the display went off, so the screen went blank. She went over to the projector, picked it up and shook it vigorously, accidentally bumping the computer mouse and turning the display on. So every time the screen went blank she would go do the same thing, and sometimes she had to shake really hard before bumping the mouse so she kept saying "these old electronics can be a little moody sometimes!"
Today I was helping my mom set up facebook mobile. When I told her to send a picture to upload it on her wall, she asked "Now is this going to cost me internets?"
amy v from TBC
I, like probably thousands of people, leave my AIM on all day long for the only purpose of allowing friends to contact me whenever. One day, I came back to my computer after two hours at the library to find a ranting message from my sister's screenname saying that I don't study enough and if I failed out of school my parents will stop paying my tuition. Followed by an apology from my sister saying that my mom had jumped on the computer while she was in the bathroom. My mom doesn't believe me when I tell her that even though my screenname appears doesn't mean that I am even in my dormroom.
Brandon Field from Susquehanna
My dad uses an extension cord on his laptop charger so the computer is more "portable." Hooray for innovation.
al coholic from Lafayette