Quotes / Hopeless with Tech

The internet is a great way to get onto the net.
Bob Dole

Lord, please protect our PowerPoint presentation. Satan, I know how you just love to get in our PowerPoint presentations and mess us up! Get out! You have no power over us here!
Becky Fischer's PowerPoint incantation, Jesus Camp

I really love that Wolverine’s attempt to use the X-Phone is exactly what you’d expect from a dude who’s 100 years old. He just kind of stares and yells at it.
Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on X2: X-Men United

One U.S. Supreme Court justice referred to Netflix as 'Netflick.' Another seemed not to know that HBO is a cable channel. A third appeared to think most software coding could be tossed off in a mere weekend... Justice Breyer was somewhere in the middle. He was seen as being out of touch for making several references to 'phonograph records.'

Despite his role as progenitor of a family of geeks, I am fairly certain my grandfather at no point had the slightest clue what a video game was. The geeky nature of his family must have been quite bizarre to him, a working class man who did spells in every job imaginable in the course of a slow wander towards the middle class. I know, in hindsight, that he held me in a position of uncanny fear and awe not entirely dissimilar to how I held him.

The strangest thing about these commercials is that each of them is targeted at completely different demographics. You've already seen Mindfire's ad for gamers too horny to make rational decisions and Collins College's ad for gamers too moronic to make rational decisions. Minneapolis Media Institute seems to be trying for an entirely different market — senior citizens who aren't quite sure what these young people and their calculator watches are blooping and bleeping about.

Technological illiteracy! Kaguya was an anolog person to her very core! She used real maps instead of Google Maps! She could calculate things in her head so she did not use a calculator. And when she had to look something up, she used an encyclopedia rather than search online! She could not use the internet for anything other than occasionally checking the weather and news. Only what was shown on the search site's front page! She was unable to use any technology more complicated than what an old owner of a small candy store could use!