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* The 5th chapter of ''Manga/GohanNoOtomo'' open with an old guy having trouble operating his laptop, despite his daughter's repeated instructions. Frustrated, he storms out of the house and meets a couple of fellow elderly men in the cafe who discuss about their own difficulties of using gadgets such as TV remote or cellphone, and leaving its operations to their children.

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* The 5th chapter of ''Manga/GohanNoOtomo'' open with an old guy having trouble operating his laptop, despite his daughter's repeated instructions. Frustrated, he storms out of the house and meets a couple of fellow elderly men in the cafe who discuss about their own difficulties of using gadgets such as TV remote or cellphone, and leaving its operations to how they usually let their children. children handle the tech. The guy eventually learns to use technology, however, and in chapter 9, he is shown to be using a smartphone with little trouble.

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* The 5th chapter of ''Manga/GohanNoOtomo'' open with an old guy having trouble operating his laptop, despite his daughter's repeated instructions. Frustrated, he storms out of the house and meets a couple of fellow elderly men in the cafe who discuss about their own difficulties of using gadgets such as TV remote or cellphone, and leaving its operations to their children.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Castle tells Alexis that he's going to set a new content filter on their computer to limit her exposure to tabloid information. An amused Alexis reminds him that he had to ask for her help to set up the content filter level they already have.


* It's a RunningGag in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' that Gibbs doesn't know what the digital things are and how they work. It depends on the episode whether it's for real or just a case of ObfuscatingStupidity.
* Worth mentioning that Gibbs still uses a old flip phone.

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* It's a RunningGag in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' that Gibbs doesn't know what the digital things are and how they work. It depends on the episode whether it's for real or just a case of ObfuscatingStupidity.
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ObfuscatingStupidity. Worth mentioning that Gibbs still uses a old flip phone.

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* ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'': In ''Tastes Like Chicken'' (written in 2017 and set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture), when Alvina says she's on social media, Dan tries to imagine a "correct cool and modern" phrase and asks if she's on [=MySpace=].

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* Pops up very briefly a few times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. Carl doesn't understand Russel's "GPM". During the credits, there is a picture of Russel trying to teach Carl how to use a computer, but Carl looks baffled while holding the mouse by the cord.

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* An early ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' story arc had Dogbert running a school for technology imbeciles, one of whom is brought in by his young daughter who claimed he was bright until they got the VCR. She's proven right when he [[https://dilbert.com/strip/1993-01-09 tries to]] cook a VHS tape in a microwave.


* Connie and Walt of ''ComicStrip/Zits'' tend to be pretty clueless, much to the perpetual embarrassment of their son Jeremy.

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* Connie and Walt of ''ComicStrip/Zits'' ''{{ComicStrip/Zits}}'' tend to be pretty clueless, much to the perpetual embarrassment of their son Jeremy.

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* Connie and Walt of ''ComicStrip/Zits'' tend to be pretty clueless, much to the perpetual embarrassment of their son Jeremy.
-->'''Jeremy:''' I can't believe it doesn't have Bluetooth!
-->'''Walt:''' ''<opens the flip phone slightly, peering inside looking for teeth>'' What color tooth does it have?


* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Although not actually an elder (he's only 35), a RunningGag is that Earl Hickey is not very adept with technology. He thinks the fish screensaver on a computer is really an aquarium ''twice'', and gets very confused when he jiggles the mouse and the screensaver goes away. He is also dumbfounded that there are books on tape (thinking they're printed on literal adhesive tape), books on CD, and even UsefulNotes/MP3-format audiobooks for an iPod. (He also doesn't know what that is.) May be justified on the grounds that Earl lives in a town filled with destitution, and poor people often cannot afford to purchase new technology.

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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Although not actually an elder (he's only 35), a RunningGag is that Earl Hickey is not very adept with technology. He thinks the fish screensaver on a computer is really an aquarium ''twice'', and gets very confused when he jiggles the mouse and the screensaver goes away. He is also dumbfounded that there are books on tape (thinking they're printed on literal adhesive tape), books on CD, and even UsefulNotes/MP3-format audiobooks for an iPod. (He also doesn't know what that is.) May be justified on the grounds that Earl lives in a town filled with destitution, and poor people often cannot afford to purchase new technology.technology as it comes out.


* ''Anime/SakuraQuest'': One old man acquired a tablet PC, but due to not knowing how to use it, ended up using it as a light. It abruptly loses power in the middle of the conversation about it, possibly because he forgot to check the batteries. Another old man is a downplayed example, since he uses his tablet as a timer for his instant noodles.



* Calvin's dad from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' is extremely averse to technological advancements, to the point that he doesn't get a cable box and isn't too fond of telephones. This stand in stark contrast to Calvin, who gets excited by technology and frequently imagines himself as a heroic space explorer.

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* Calvin's dad from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' is extremely averse to technological advancements, to the point that he doesn't get a cable box and isn't too fond of telephones. This stand stands in stark contrast to Calvin, who gets excited by technology and frequently imagines himself as a heroic space explorer.

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* Goodtime Valley in ''VideoGame/HypnospaceOutlaw''. The zone for older [[TheAlternet Hypnospace]] users, its pages are rife with bugs, grammatical errors, poorly applied templates, occasional viruses, and tackiness above and beyond the Website/GeoCities-influenced aesthetic of Hypnospace in general. Averted by one user, Connie Turner, an older computer security professional whose site is clean and well-presented, and who [[spoiler:breaks into the website of hacker group [=M1nx=] when they fail to hide their tracks properly.]]

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* Inverted in ''Series/TheStrangeCalls'' with Gregor, who [[VagueAge in all appearances seems to be a white-haired old man, though he claims to be 47]] is as obsessed with twitter as a stereotypical teenager and is constantly posting, much to the annoyance of everyone else.


* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1990/07/19 Old Man Yarber is so out of touch with technology he tries to control a tractor with a whip.]]

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[[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1990/07/19 Old Man Yarber is so out of touch with technology he tries to control a tractor with a whip.]]]]
** Jon's father is an example too; when he visited Jon, he [[https://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1988/01/28 tried to use the bathroom tap as a pump handle]].

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* Worth mentioning that Gibbs still uses a old flip phone.

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