Which type are you?
I’m tempted to say this is the nerdiest thing I’ve ever written, but I don’t think that’s actually true.
IdioTech: “Kindle” Means “Book” in Jewish [Click for full post]
Welcome to Idiotech, the column where we shame your parents, teachers, and other old people for being dumb about technology.
My dad saw a story about a bus driver getting in trouble for reading a Kindle while driving. He though a Kindle was a book Jewish people read.
My mom just asked me if a web browser was the same thing as a search engine.
- Alex H
A couple weeks ago, my teacher assigned an essay due after the holiday break. She said that since she won’t see us for a while she would just “email us.” Today, she gave us all a handout with the topic written on it. The heading of the paper was EMAIL, followed by the names of all the people in the class.
- Maddie D
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My 83 year-old great-great-great aunt just friended me on Facebook. She lives in a retirement village in Florida so under her “Activities” she put adult swim. It’s linked to [adult swim]. My great-great-great aunt is awesome.
When my mom wants to tell me something, instead of just calling me, she’ll send a facebook message, post on my wall, send the same information to all of my e-mail addresses, and then texts me to ask if I have received her emails.
My mom was disapointed with the lack of content on a dvd, so she asked me if there was more on the other side (if the disk was flipped over.) I Love You, Mom!
IdioTech: iPhones With Messaging Are Heavier, Obviously [Click for all]
I was showing my grandma how to use an iPhone yesterday. My grandpa already has one, so I figured it would be an easy thing for her to grasp. As she held mine, she said that mine was definitely heavier than my grandpa’s (we both have the 4…) I said no, that’s not possible, because we have the same phone. Then, straight faced, she said mine has to weigh more because it has messaging. Yeah.
My mom sends me messages on facebook, then texts me to tell me she sent me a message.
When I got my new laptop my grandmother asked me if I had downloaded my email onto it yet.
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If Congress Got Stuff Done Like Roommates [Click for full thread]
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"Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to view these unique beasts in their natural habitats." - People named Mort
You recently posted an article featuring pulls from twitter in which people seem ornery and perplexed as to why the government wouldn’t simply print more money to solve our economic woes.
Please tell me this was something your creative team made up and is not real. The prospect of people being stupid enough to think that printing more money is a viable means of economic recovery deeply concerns me as a citizen of this country. If people are smart enough to use new-age digital technology (ie, smart phones) to post their uneducated rants online yet lack the mental capacity to understand basic principles of economics, we are beyond fucked.
A man with waning hope for our future
If Your Friends Hated Everything Like They Hate Sports [Click for more]
"I just never really got into music."
Honest GChat Window [Click for article]
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“I make grocery store ads. Every now and then we do special deals and I send out an email to the clients asking if they want to participate. Every time I do this almost half the clients print my email, circle their answer (“yes” or “no”), and fax it back to me. The other half email back “ok”.”
“Somehow spam was sent out from my email address to everyone in my contact list. It read something along the lines of; “Hey, check this out, I found a quick way to lose weight!” with a link attached (typical spam). My Dad replied to it; “Hey bud, thanks for the website, I’m about to hit the hay, I’ll check it out tomorrow.””