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!
Every morning, my dad sends a picture text message of something random he sees (a tree, a bridge, a car) to my entire family. He calls this his "blog."
Andi S from Tufts
My grandfather is doing fairly well for an 86-year-old. He has successfully mastered his HD TV, TiVo, cell, facebook, he set up his own wireless internet, and in an unrelated but pretty hard-core note, he re-roofed his entire house, by himself. We are all very proud of him. Somehow he still manages to invite me to gmail every time he e-mails me. I have a gmail account. I get six invites a day.
My brother and I were watching a movie at home (at night) and wanted to turn off all our surrounding lights so we could fully appreciate the awesomeness of our 58-inch HDTV. My dad, however, insisted on keeping the brightest light on so he could see the keyboard of his laptop. Hey Dad? The screen GLOWS.
Last night, my dad ended up screaming at me, throwing our wireless keyboard into the couch and storming off because "the fucking internet doesn't work. The link your school gave us is in bold and I can't put that in so it keeps taking me to the wrong website!" He forgot the "." before ".com"
Erika Hakanson from Elon
I sent my mom a text message saying "love you mom" and she responded by sending me a text with my address.
My grandma told me that her email wasn't working and asked for my help. I opened up her browser, clicked on the email link and asked her what her log in and password were so that I could try to sign in. She looked at the screen, saw the sign in page and said, "Oh my gosh! How did you get there?"
Lauren Gonzalez from Illinois State
My moms owns a Macbook Pro. About a year ago she bought a Time Capsule as well. Last night, I ran into her standing in front of the Time Capsule, her laptop sitting right on it. When I asked her what she was doing, she looked at me like I was crazy and explained to me that she was running a backup and connected the Capsule to the laptop. I then explained to her the actual meaning of wireless. Afterwards I wondered why she never put the laptop onto our router when she went online
Vincent D from Ulm University
my mom thinks "C>" is the heart sign "
Joris van der Mark
Today I got a text from my dad that read "You there?" When I responded "am i where?" he simply said "i just meant r u on line."
Jeremiah Cotter from Illinois
I'm at home for the weekend working on a term paper, and my mom just told me to make sure to save the paper frequently because the power company's working on a line down the road and our power might go out and I'll lose my work. I'm using a laptop.
Aaron Brown from Valdosta State
My mother was interested in getting an iPod of some sort since her old mp3 player was breaking apart. Her choices were narrowed down to the iPod Classic and the iTouch. She, not knowing the difference between the two, proceeded to ask, "What's the difference between a classic and the touch? You touch both of them, right?"
Tanner H. from OCA