Welcome to Idiotech, the column where we shame your parents, teachers, and other old people for being dumb about technology. If you think your parents are even stupider than this, submit your story at the bottom of this page.

Not That Kind of Adult Swim

My 83 year-old great-great-great aunt just friended me on Facebook. She lives in a retirement village in Florida so under her "Activities" she put adult swim. It's linked to [adult swim]. My great-great-great aunt is awesome.- Anonymous

When my mom wants to tell me something, instead of just calling me, she'll send a facebook message, post on my wall, send the same information to all of my e-mail addresses, and then texts me to ask if I have received her emails.- Anonymous

I was spending the weekend at my grandparent's house to have a family Christmas celebration. My cousin brought his Xbox 360 and his new Madden game. While we were playing it, my grandpa commented about how real it looks. From that point on, whenever we watched an actual game on TV, he would ask "Now, is this real life or is it on the PlayBox?"- Anonymous

My dad actually called me to ask what an e-reader was. I tried to explain what the amazon kindle was and he said to me, "How do the books get on the reader?" He did not understand that it was a digital book. Made me laugh.- Anonymous

The other day I was talking with my mother about why her internet was so slow. She thought that it was slow because a lot of people were using it therefore she would stay off the internet for a little while and go back on later when there were "less people online". I was laughing so hard that I couldn't explain why her internet was so slow.- Anonymous

I thought there was an inordinate amount of pop-up ads on my mother-in-law's computer, but then I saw that she doesn't know that you can erase and retype a web address if you make a mistake. Instead, she opens a new browser window, starts typing from scratch, and turns the desktop into an impenetrable wall of browsers.- Anonymous

My mom was disapointed with the lack of content on a dvd, so she asked me if there was more on the other side (if the disk was flipped over.) I Love You, Mom!- Anonymous

My dad thinks my Macbook Pro runs on AA batteries.- Anonymous