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.
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When my husband and I rented out a room from my mother-in-law's friend, we had to install a new wireless network because the house owner forgot the password to hers and we couldn't log on. A few days later when she went to log on to our newly installed network, I told her the password. She cussed at her laptop for a few minutes before asking if she could just use mine real fast. After she cussed at mine for a while, I asked to see what she was doing. "Well for some reason some thing called 'Firefox' came up, so I closed it and now I'm on some weird webpage." The webpage was my wallpaper. No windows were open. I told her to open Firefox back up and showed her the Google search I have in my toolbar. I left for a minute and came back to her throwing up her hands and saying "forget it!". When I took my laptop back, she had typed my network password into the google search. She's only 35!
K M |
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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