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!
Today my dad asked my mom to grab the GPS out of the boat. She came back with a Label Maker.
My father calls me in a panic every few weeks informing me that he "broke the internet." He really just deleted the Safari icon off his desktop and I have to iChat with him to retrieve it.
Jenn W from Indiana University
My dad thinks the vibrate setting on his phone is called "meeting" because that is the setting he puts it on when he has meetings at work.
As I type, my mom is on our home computer, designing tickets for an event. Not only is she doing so in Microsoft Word, she made me go and look for MY laptop, turn it on, and look up addresses and such for her. While she uses HER perfectly-functioning, Internet-enabled computer.
About two years ago I helped my Dad set up his first iPod, and I showed him how to put songs on it. I gave him a pretty quick walk through by putting 4 songs on it and he said he'd "take the wheel from here." Two years later, (two years of him jogging, driving, and walking the dog with his iPod) I've come to find he hasn't put one song on it. He's been listening to the same 4 Billy Joel songs this whole time.
I made my mom an iTunes playlist which she calls her "site." Every few weeks she asks me if I can burn her a "tape" (CD) off of her "site" (playlist). This has gone on for like three years. I dont bother correcting her anymore.
Roy G. Biv
My grandfather deliberately turns the opposite direction of what his GPS tells him to see if he can "confuse it."
My dad asked me where the "e brand" internet was on my macbook. He meant internet explorer.
C M from BC