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Ranting? Parents VS Programs

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ShiroLugia, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. ShiroLugia

    ShiroLugia ✂ No Longer Human.

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    Or in this case, computers in general.
    How up to date are your parents in the ways of using a PC, browsing the web or even social media? Do they understand how to run programs on a computer? Does this frustrate you or work in your favor?

    My parents are... Very old fashioned, and don't even text, and rarely ever send emails. It's a little annoying, because they ask for my help on the simplest endeavors, but, I do like helping. So, I guess it's okay, but it would be cool if they could learn to text to make my life easier.
     
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    My parents know how to use computers, so that isn't really an issue, and I don't have to worry about it. One thing in particular that does bother me is when my mum asks me for help with computer problems, usually pertaining to music files and/or syncing them to an MP3 player. My response is always the following:

    "You know that I've never owned an MP3 player and therefore have literally no idea how to do this, right?"
     
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    My parents do pretty well with tech, though now it is starting to catch up to them, probably in a few tech generations they will fall behind, but I mean they play Pokémon go, and send texts almost more than I do sometimes.
     
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    My mother is perfectly adept at using her phone for social media, internet news, banking, email, that sort of thing, but when it comes to actual computers and general knowledge stuff she doesn't know much. She was once excited that she found someone selling a wireless router for very cheap on a local listing so she could disconnect her current ISP deal (which provides wireless hardware in addiction to connection), not understanding that the router alone would be useless without the internet connection it's supposed to route. Just didn't understand that this old cheap D-Link router alone was different from the slim box the ISP rents to her which gives off wifi signals.

    That sort of thing. She doesn't even own a computer.
     
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    My parents both started using computers years before I did. Both of them are able to accomplish what they need to on a day-to-day basis, but my mother did complete her degree(s) online. While that's not necessarily "tech-savvy," I do find it really prideful.

    However, just because my parents started using computers before me doesn't mean I know less than they do. When it comes to troubleshooting, my mother seems very hesitant to ask me questions about her laptop since I primarily work with MS operating systems (she has a Mac). She often just calls/emails Apple support if there's ever an issue, but they usually end up being hardware issues that I can't solve either way. I'm more knowledgeable in the software department of computers compared to the hardware.


    I'm surprised anyone still plays Pokémon GO, let alone a parent.
    Either way, my mother definitely sends more texts than I do for sure :P
     
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    My dad is very tech-savvy for his age. He's one of the reasons I got into computing in the first place. He's often up to date with various apps and gadgets, knows many of the 'hidden tricks' in programs he frequently uses, and is rarely seen without tinkering away on some app or the other.
    My mother, on the other hand, doesnt know a byte from a bit, how to turn on a computer, or what the difference between Android and Apple is.
    I guess opposites do attract.
     
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    You guys are so luckyyyy LOL my parents barely know the basics. I love working with computers and its a shame no one in my house does as well-- anyone wanna come over? //shot

    I guess I'm lucky in my own ways though, an old friend of mine had her internet set on a timer bc her dad was so tech savvy, so he could turn it off if she stayed up too late.
     
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    My parents are pretty good with technology. They both use Google Chrome and they're able to work a computer just fine, but they'll ask for help from me every so often. :P
     
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    I use my phone all the time, apps, games, text, everything. My mom loves candy crush and facebook.... that's all, everything else is toxic, she will background check everything. My dad just texts, takes selfies for Instagram, and then plays solitaire. My parents hate people online so it makes it hard to do anything with them.
     
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    My dad is super good with computers, despite his age. In fact, I learned a lot from him.
    My mom, on the other hand, had to go back to school because of her job requirements or something a while back, meaning she had to use computers a lot. At first, she constantly asked me how to do things, most of which were either super simple or super complicated. Now she's gotten the hang of it, but occasionally needs help.
    She just learned how to make PowerPoints. I have a feeling that I'm doomed.
     
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