Computers and the Internet According to "normal" People

Published 06 April 2006 11:44 by Derek Lakin
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I just got sent this link about how "normal" people perceive computers and the Internet. Here's some of the funny ones (they're funny becuase they're true!)
  • Computers get slower and slower with time; this is perfectly normal, and the only thing to do is to go to the store, and get them to format and reinstall everything (which isn't a problem, because other than Windows, Office, all those cool toolbars and that nice purple ape buddy, there isn't anything installed).
  • Keyboards have some piece of magical technology which makes keys move around from time to time, when you're not looking; for that reason, you always look attentively at the keys when typing, even after a decade or more.
  • Computers ask "Are you sure?", and similar questions, all the time, because they're made for idiots. Since you're an intelligent and educated person, you know that you can always simply click on "Yes", without reading. It certainly saves time.
  • "What do you mean, my computer can't handle Windows Vista? It was top of the line when I bought it 8 years ago! I bet you're deceiving me!"
  • Buying stuff through the Internet is an absurd idea; some evil hacker would get your credit card's number the exact moment you used it. "What am I, insane?"
  • Email messages should be kept forever, and in the Inbox. Even ads for penis enlargement pills (you never know when they might be useful, after all). When, after a while, your mailbox "breaks", you simply get yourself another one, and tell everyone that you've changed email addresses.

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