10 Texts Proving Parents And Smartphones Aren’t Meant For Each Other

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Parents and cutting-edge technology never go hand in hand, but put a smartphone in their hands and it could turn into an absolute nightmare.

It’s hard to imagine the very people who taught us everything from putting together Lego puzzles and skateboarding to driving a car turn into bungling individuals when handling a smartphone.

 Parents And Smartphones

Parents And Smartphones

Yes, it’s like cell phones and your parents never existed in the same lifespan.

And then there’s the endless pain of making them understand modern-day lingo:

Parents And Smartphones

 

Parents And Smartphones

Parents And Smartphones

And one wonders if they will ever get the emoticons right:

Parents And Smartphones

Highly unlikely.

A touch-screen and QWERTY key pad is always a bad combo with parents:

Parents And Smartphones

Parents And Smartphones

And then there’s the information overload:

Parents And Smartphones

Parents And Smartphones

Is there a way to solve this problem? Not likely.

One can’t really blame parents as they come from a time when phones were huge ‘sets’ sitting on a table or attached to a wall – a great gadget used to get in touch with others. Cordless phones and walkie-talkies were ‘The Thing’ for them.

Smartphones are powerful and complicated tools. The concept of using a ‘phone’ to not only make calls, but send emails, chat, play games, enjoy music and even watch movies on is alien to parents.

Tony Bradley of PCWorld explains it rather aptly.  “Many things are intuitively self-explanatory. However, many are not -- especially for technology-challenged people like your parents who still have a VCR flashing “12:00” because they can’t figure out how to set the clock…”

‘If you bought a smartphone for someone like this, expect to get some calls with questions like, “What’s an app?”, or “Why does my battery run out before lunch?”, or “How do I upload this video clip to the Facebook?”’

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