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.
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 »
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.
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?"
My Dad, who works at a prominent computer hardware company, will get music off the internet and then will put every song title into an excel document and label that he has it, then he will print off two copies of the document and keep them in separate locations and tell me it is just in case he forgets where one is he can find the other one and know what songs he has, he does... Read More »
When using our computer, my mom called me over and sounded very annoyed. She gestured to the moniter and asked "How do I get a piece of paper?" ...she meant Microsoft Word. She has been a lawyer typing cases for 20 years. She still always uses the program to do her work. Trust me, I am more confused than she is.
My grandmother, (bless her heart) bought herself a new computer for Christmas. After attempting to install Microsoft Office 2003, (which isn't compatible with Windows 7) she was content to spend $150 on Office so she would have Power Point to open the slideshows of "pretty pictures" that her friends forward to her. Today, when typing up her list of addresses (it's taken her about... Read More »
I was reading a book at my desk the other day while my computer ran it's regular virus scan. Being too lazy to put it off I just left my laptop open. My mother then walks into the room and starts raging that I spend too much time watching anime (which I do, but that's not the point). I pointed out that I was reading (the book was quite large and hard to miss). She then yells "... Read More »
My grandparents call me when they have a computer problem. Recently, they called because the computer wasn't turning on. I asked them if it was plugged in and they said yes, it was plugged in to the wall. I asked them if it was plugged in to the back of the computer. It wasn't. Problem solved.
Today during a lecture, my professor said he was going to show us "one of those YouTubes." He then proceded to use his projector/computer combo to open up Internet Explorer (while Firefox was right next to the IE icon!!), go to Bing (even though his homepage was Google), and then search Bing for Youtube. Then he finally searched for his video.
My mother recently got an iPad that was given to her by her workplace. After three and a half hours of me showing her what the App Store and iTunes were, how to access apps and the Internet (a quote :" I don't understand! Where's the mouse!?") she refuses to use it because "I don't want the iPad people to have my fingerprints on record, and besides all that touching can't possibly... Read More »
My family bought my grandmother a digital picture frame for Christmas. I loaded pictures on and set it up for her in her kitchen. She watched it cycle through all the photos a couple times, then unplugged it (she thinks it should only be on if someone's looking at it, like the TV). The next time she has company, she'll undoubtedly turn it on to show them the photos, get stuck... Read More »