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.

Kindle Means Book in Jewish

My dad saw a story about a bus driver getting in trouble for reading a Kindle while driving. He though a Kindle was a book Jewish people read.- Anonymous

My mom just asked me if a web browser was the same thing as a search engine.- Alex H

Today my Dad asked me if I had any homework. Finals were over a week ago. When I pointed this out to him, he said, "Well I thought maybe they assigned something for you to do over Winter break." Needless to say, my Dad never went to college…- Ryan R

My mom was recently trying to sell some stuff that we had in our basement on Ebay. For most of the members of our family it takes about five minutes to list something but not her. For about twenty minutes she was yelling for us to help her find where to put the shipping rate, which I fixed in about five seconds. After that she didnt know which shipping option to pick. Again, after ten minutes of her yelling at us to help her, we fixed that in also about five seconds. Finally in the description for the item she said she didnt have the box. She had the box and then started to complain that she had just listed it. Something that should have taken five minutes turned into a 45 minute perdicament.- Anonymous

My Dad is the only one who has had a problem with this social networking technology… Every SINGLE time he sends me a text message I swear he makes it a point to declare who the message is for (even though it's obviously for me considering he sent it to me) Annnnd he finds it necessary to sign them, like I don't know who sent it to me in the first place. I finally asked him if he was texting or writing letters… he didn't get it, and continues to send me riDonkulous text messages!!!- Lindsey P

My mom is the webmaster of a state operated website but when she goes home it's like she leaves all that knowledge at work. When ever the power goes out, all the electronics in the house reset (TV,Cable,Stereo,) and it throws the universal remote out of sync. Whenever I'm with friends, this is what they hear when i answer a call from my mom. "Hey mom…the tv's not workin?…Do…Do you see the upside down lollipop on the top of the remote? That's the power button….press it…..(feigned enthusiasm) yay….I'm not a hero, mom….I'll see you this weekend" I usually get a call like that ever other week.- Todd P

A couple weeks ago, my teacher assigned an essay due after the holiday break. She said that since she won't see us for a while she would just "email us." Today, she gave us all a handout with the topic written on it. The heading of the paper was EMAIL, followed by the names of all the people in the class.- Maddie D

Whenever my dad wants to pull pictures off his digital camera, he has to ask me how to put them on the hard drive. The other day, he managed to get them off himself, but he put them on the desktop instead of the file I usually set up for him in the Pictures folder. He got really confused and asked me if there was a way to move them from the desktop to a file in his Pictures folder. The saddest part is that my 21-year-old brother was sitting next to him, and commented, "Yeah, I did it on accident once but I can't remember how to do it."- Colleen W