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!
Last week I told my mom we should switch to AT&T when I move back East so we can get the iPhone 4 and talk using facetime. She responds "Why would we do that when we can just skyscape?"
I saw my mom on Facebook and I decided to say hi. I could see in the chat box that she was typing for a long time. After about three minutes and no sent message, I write "press enter" and I get a message that says "hi." She had no idea how to send the message.
Last night, my dad wanted to show me some pictures from a news website; these pictures were organized as a web album. On the phone I said, "ok, just send me an email with a link to the album." An hour later I get the email. Is there a link No. Instead my dad went through the whole album, took a screen shot at each picture, and converted each one to a PDF. So the email had 30 attachments, all pdf, of his desktop with a different picture in the browser window.
My mom was writing a Christmas letter in MS Word and she used a physical dictionary to correct all the misspelled words that had a red squiggly under it.
My mom calls the movie theatre to find out which movies are playing.
My stepdad spent several years writing a book about oriental rugs. He didn't trust the copy and paste function in Word because he was afraid that the computer would "lose his book. Anytime that he wanted to move a few pages he would have to retype them. By the time he finished the book, he told me that he had retyped every page at least 100 times.
john faker from towson university
I was trying to talk to my mom about the next iPad that might be released and for some reason she though iPads were phones. I asked her why and her logic was, "Well, if it has a camera, doesn't that make it a phone?"
Brenda F from Denison U
My dad has an iPhone 4, but he still uses his palm pilot to look up addresses.
Luke M from University of Illinois
My Dad: Who's Justin Bieber? My Mom: He invented that facebook thing.
My Mom uses a Magnifying Glass to read her iPad.