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!
I finally got around to making my father an email address. After we decided what it would be, I asked what he wanted his password to be. He replied, ".com."
My dad and I really want to buy my mom an e-reader for Christmas. We were discussing the pros and cons of all the different brands: kindle, nook, etc., when he asks me, "Where is the nearest Amazon store?"
Paige Anderson from Dartmouth College
My dad's new to FB chat and just told me to stop interupting the other person he's talking to.
Jay Green from Texas State
My aunt wouldn't let anyone turn off her computer because she was afraid Elton John was going to respond to her e-mail and she wouldn't get it with the computer off. Elton John's supposed e-mail address? firstname.lastname@example.org
Brady G from University of South Carolina
A few days ago, my mom left me a voicemail consisting of barely coherent sobs about some emergency. I called back in a panic to find she had accidentally signed up for a Twitter account. She begged me to cancel it before "anything bad happens."
I was watching a youtube video on my laptop while my Mom sat beside me reading. The video included people that were swearing quite vigorously which led to my Mom saying, "I thought people weren't allowed to swear on the computer?"
Lorne C from UWO
I have a humanities class that is taught by two professors. One is the head of the religious studies department, and the other is an accomplished trial lawyer who teaches in our business school. One has a PhD and the other has a JD. Between the two of them, neither can find the 'on' button on the DVD player or Air conditioner, and whenever they need to turn something on, they make me walk to the front of the class to push one button.
Jake C from SXU
My boss asked me if he can find a map of Florida on Google.
Amanda S from Illinois Inst. of Tech.
My mom has a Gmail, and a Comcast.net e-mail address because she thinks there's a difference between Gmail and Email. On top of that, when I started school i had to fill out some papers for the bank and they asked for my school email address. I told them and, unfortunately, it ends with "@imail.iu.edu" My mom was there and she immediately started nudging me about what "imail" is and how she can get one.
Brandon Deerwester from Indiana University Bloomington
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