My dad, who has a degree in education and works as a career counselor at a local college, will not properly use bold, italics, or underlining when writing email messages. Instead, he INSISTS on CAPITALIZING certain words for EMPHASIS throughout his WHOLE MESSAGE.
Parents, teachers, bosses, and the general old people population are terrible with technology.
What the TV can't see won't turn it off.
I was over at my father's house for a get-together. We were looking at some pictures from his resent trip on a computer that was hooked up to the TV. After, his wife shut down the computer and wanted to watch TV. With the TV still on, but the cable box off, she grabs the remote and presses the "All On" button. Well this turned the cable box on, but ended up turning the TV off. She did this for 15min not understanding why when trying to turn one on, the other turned off. I tried telling her that it sends the "Power" signal to all the devices. She thought the "All On" button only sent the "Power" signal to devices that were off. She ignored me, but it was fun watching her press the button directly into the cable box, then quickly hide the remote behind her back "so the TV doesnt see it". She works on a top tier for a software development company.
David V |
My girlfriend was creating a report and created a different word document for each section. When she realized that she needed to include page numbers, instead of combining them into one document she proceeded to print out 96 pages with only the page numbers on them. Then, insert the pages back into the printer and print each document on top of them.
I work at a furniture store, and sometimes I'm asked to ride shotgun on one of the delivery trucks. The driver is in his 50's and a bit eccentric. Each truck has a flip-open cell phone to communicate with the store, and this driver is often worried he's missed a call. But instead of looking for the little envelope icon to indicate a missed message, he insists on opening the... Read More » phone and starting to dial a number just so he can listen for the "message waiting" beep. Or better yet, often he will call the store to see if they called us, just in case.
My dad has had an iPhone for quite some time now. No matter how many times that I tell him otherwise, he thinks he can only use safari on it if he turns his personal hotspot on. He also thinks that turning it on will somehow boost his signal. He even has my stepmom log into his hotspot to use the Internet even though she too has an iPhone and hey have a shared data plan.
Ian Ostby |
So I'm teaching my mom how to use email on her computer. So she's sitting in the desk chair and I'm standing over her shoulder. I say, "Ok, so turn on the computer". She goes, "Hold on." She then stands up, goes to get pencil and paper and proceeds to write down "Turn computer on". I say, "You did not just write that, did you?"
Logan D |
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