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reply to post by Sublimecraft
Rotfl, you win the interwebs, buddy. Https must be Andromeda strain, lol
I can understand if the older generations don't understand some of the technical lingo. My mom certainly doesn't (I can't tell you how many times I've explained the difference between KB, MB, GB & TB because she can't remember which is which) She also used to think turning off the computer was a simple as yanking the plug from the wall, no shutdown needed (all knowledgeable folks can commence freaking out) And was very confused as to why 3.5 floppys can't fit in a disc drive.
As far as the CD-Rom drives I was on tech support back then and you would not believe how many people tried to cram a 5.25" floppy into the CD slot (before they had trays.)
The study was conducted by Vouchercloud.net, a coupons website, as a way to determine how knowledgeable users are when it comes to tech terms.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
1 out of 3 Americans couldn't find The Ukraine on a friggin map. This is news??
1 out of 2 Americans couldn't tell you what the first ten amendments of the Bill of Rights happen to be.
The study involved 2,392 men and women 18 years of age or older.
15% said they believed "software" is comfortable clothing.
Well, from the lack of wit and simple grammar skills, it would appear you're in good company.
Let's hope the draw stays closed...
Best one yet was a question she asked once about a Java update, "Java? Why does my computer need coffee?? Where do the grounds go?"
@ the "oh Americans are so dumb" crowd: With the possible exceptions of high-education countries such as Finland and Japan, this kind of stupidity is not exclusive to America, its global.
Raises hand sheepishly..
I caught the HTML while online once, not naughty sites I swear.
Wasn't pretty, now I wear latex gloves while surfing...