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.
My nutrition professor wouldn't let us use graphing calculators on our final because he didn't want us texting each other the answers.- Elizabeth S.
My Grandmother after getting a new cell phone a couple of years ago. Kept having problems with it, it was dying by itself. We are over at her house and she was complaining about it, and how she took it in to AT&T; they said it was fine but it was doing it again. I said "Grandma can I see your phone." and she said "yes." So I picked it up and held down the hangup button and itthe hangup button and it came back on. She was turning off the phone when she hung-up and didn't know how to turn it back on.- Amanda T
A year ago, my dad started texting. Not only are the texts bare minimum, but he's more recently enjoyed good old-fashioned misleading acronyms. "Sorry about the dog, lol, dad" Lots of love?- Brent D.
I accidentally left iTunes open on our home desktop and proceeded to take a shower. When I got out of the shower, my dad's on the computer playing Solitaire (the only thing he ever uses the computer for) and asks me "Hey, I closed that program you had going
is that OK? You weren't TAPING anything, were you?" Hell, at least he knows that iTunes is for music.- Anonymous
my parents still ask me to put the dvd into the dvd player even if they have it and are standing right by there, because im the only one that can make them play.- Jordon J
At least once a week, my mother's best friend calls us and asks how to use "The Amazon." She's been doing this for about 8 years. You think she'd learn.- Jessa M
My parents still use AOL. I also talked them into getting a second phone line and they still think that if I pick up the second phone line while they are using the internet on the first, it will cause their connection to run slower.- Matt M
I was checking my bank account online just now when my mom walks in and tells me to make sure I close the window when I'm done. When I asked her why she said "because thats how people get hacks"- Andrew W