Welcome to Idiotech, the column where we shame your parents, teachers, and other old people for being dumb about technology. If you think your parents are even stupider than this, submit your story at the bottom of this page.

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My Dad was editing a video for his work which he was going to upload to YouTube, upon overhearing this my nan gave a laugh and asked why we'd upload it to YouTube. Why was she so surprised? She thought the website was ONLY for cat videos…- Anonymous

My mother in law is worried about us sending her videos or pictures of our new baby from our iPhones because it will "use up our minutes."- Anonymous

I am an expat living in Hong Kong, so naturally since its hot as hell here we use air conditioning regularly. My mum is here visiting just now, and the other day she looked at me with all seriousness and said: "So Emil, we dont have any hot water in the shower, how do I adjust the hot water in the shower with that A/C remote?" Facepalm – Mum, it's for the A/C, and can't control the water in the shower…- Emil

My mom got an iPad for Christmas. While setting up her account, she was prompted to enter her email address, given a sample like "example@email.com." She started typing her home address.- Anonymous

This year my mom bought a stuffed dog for this little girl my sister babysits. Well, it was a stuffed beagle that was obviously black/tan/white. She suggested to the girl to name the dog "Three Way" because of the 3 colors of the dog. The whole room of family and guests busted out laughing. She didn't get it.- Anonymous

My mother is amazingly technologically impaired. I was trying to teach her how to use Facebook because that's how people communicate in this day and age. It took a good half-hour, but the eventually had her Facebook page set up, windows sample image for a profile picture and all. She then told me that I could probably teach a class to her friends about how to use Facebook. The best part? In the 8 months since then, she hasn't logged on once.- Anonymous

Whenever my aunt sees something on the internet, shes says "the man in the computer told me". I still don't know if she's kidding or not.- Anonymous

My mom still holds the phone up to her ear even when the speaker is on. I still call her out on it every time but she looks at me with confusion… every time.- Anonymous

My mother called me last week and asked me if I could look up something for her on the internet. When asked why she couldn't do it herself she said "My anti-virus expired, so I turned off my computer. Hackers won't be able to get in unless it's on, right?" I laughed uncontrollably.- Anonymous

My mother has an iPhone. She does not know how to save phone numbers in her iPhone's address book. Nor does she know how to use any of the applications. She forgets to charge it, and when I call her when her phone is dead I can't leave messages because she has not yet set up her voice mail yet. She then gets angry at me for not calling her, and when I say I do she informs me that "I can see who calls! The phone lets me see who has called, and I do not see your number!"- Anonymous