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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I work at a computer store and some people bring in computers to be fixed, so it's my job to fix anything that needs to be fixed since I'm the only one in the store good enough with both hardware and software to fix everything. So one day this man brings his computer in, doesn't seem to be in too bad condition, seems pretty new really. So I ask him what the problem is, he says that the desktop is frozen and wont work. I start it up and check out what he means, he proceeds to click on all the shortcuts on his desktop one by one and none of them work. I check it out and after about 10 seconds of messing around ask him if anyone else has had access to his computer, and he says just his 12 year old son. I proceed to tell him that he should put a password on his computer as this is all a prank on him by his son. Someone had taken a picture of his desktop with all the icons, placed that as his wallpaper and then removed all the shortcuts from his desktop. The fact that someone had saved an image of his desktop to the bottom right of his desktop kinda gave it away, not sure how he didn't notice that.
Dehvirahaman Ko Bruhmaeziwakazari |
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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