cjf wrote:All these stories make me feel so much better about my parents. My mom has no concept of a file system. She was looking for a word document, I asked her where she saved it, her response was "In Word" /facepalm. Needless to say after 10 minutes trying to explain that you can't save files to Word itself I gave up. I did eventually find the file though, I swear people with unorganized file drive me nuts. I don't look for any file ever.
My file drive pretty much consists of tons of nested folders on my laptop - each only containing 4 or 5 files, usually - and a horrid amalgamation of files in my Documents folder. It never takes me more than 5 seconds, tops, to grab a file. My dad, however, is CRAZY organized... (Until Windows Vista came out. The "Library" system, which sadly is also present in Win 7, broke it a bit... but the structure is still pretty organized.
I must say, listening to these stories make me feel like my parents are fricking computer GENIUSES. The time I was most disappointed in my mom, probably, was when she fell for one of those stupid ads that say, "We have detected 372 threats on your computer. Click here to remove viruses." She didn't get far enough to do anything bad, though. Oh, and my dad's e-mail always disappoints me. He stores it on a server at his work, and reads it through PuTTy. Except sometimes he does it through the web. And PuTTy clears any images, and their associated links. So he'll forward me an important message where clearly there was an image link... but now there's not, and it's impossible to get it back. >.>
Ah, well, my Grandmas (both of them) are somewhat of a nightmare sometimes. But I've learned to accept that. The one that lives on a farm...well, she doesn't talk about the computer much. The foreign Grandma is still unclear on the concept of "e-mail", luckily her daughter lives with her and can keep her in contact. Oh, and my Great-aunt is tragic... I'll spare the xkcd-ians most of the stories, though. Just one: "You mean the British kids have the SAME internet we do?"