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In computer technology, it's often the adults who have the wrong ideas rather than the kids.
Once my brother went to my parents to tell them that our computer had crashed. They came rushing into the room, expecting to see it fallen off the table onto the floor. But when it was still on the table they couldn't see the problem.
I once told my sister, when she was about 6, that she was being too noisy and I couldn't concentrate on my work. She, really believing she was being helpful, advised me to play a blank tape to myself on a Walkman so that I wouldn't hear her!
When I was a wee tyke I actually believed that there were real tiny people in the radio making all that music and talking....now I just believe that they are living in my head, and telling me what to do....:-)
When I was younger, I used to think that when you faxed a paper, the paper went through the wire to someone's fax maching. I couldn't understand how this happened so quickly because the wires could be far apart.
I saw a commercial for AOL when I was young, and I didn't understand what computers or Internet or anything like that were, right?
So I figured that you get a computer, and set it all up, and when the mailman outside puts your fliers and bills and letters in the mailbox, your computer would tell you that 'You've Got Mail!'.
Why didn't they make the phrase 'You Got E-Mail!'? At least then I wouldn't have been so confused ... ^_^;
I thought that the millenium bug was a real bug that would come out and eat everyone when the clock changed to 2000
I used to believe that record players worked based on radio; everytime you played a record, the artist would play the song from a studio at the radio station.
i used to think that shtml stood for
Fax machines used to baffle me. I figured the paper you fed into it was crumpled up and squeezed into that tiny cable, then it travelled about halfway to the destination. When it got there, the paper would flatten itself out again and somehow split into two papers, each one with only half the thickness of the original. One of these would travel inside the cable back to where it was sent, and the other would travel to the receiver, both inside those tiny cables. I was amazed that all this could take place within a few seconds, and that the papers showed no appearance of having been crumpled up.
When I was a child, I naturally didn't know about recording, and how the whole process of playback worked. I never bothered to ask, though; I was convinced that singers had to sing a song every time I wanted to hear that song, and actors had to act out a movie every time I wanted to watch that movie.
I thought that the word Copyright was like copying your right hand on the copier.
I used to believe that rocket ran on gasoline and that in order to save gas, we should end the space program.
My mom always told me that if you stand too close to the microwave you will go blind...i think it was just so I would leave the kitchen and get out of her way!
I used to believe that fax machines could take any object and send it to another machine...I always wondered how toys and such could fit into the wires.Keep in mind i was 12 before I figured out the truth of it, lol.
when i was little, my dad would tell me our computer had a virus. as soon as i heard that, i never touched a computer again because i thought the virus would catch me and i could die. Very sad, but true!
When I was little I used to believe that when you put the VCR on record, it would record all the noise in the background. So whenever it was on record I wouldn't say a thing, and wondered why everyone else in my family was talking.
I use to think that if you had your picture taken you would go inside the camera and live forever in the picture. I thought this until I was about 5.
i used to believe that when you faxed, the paper would shrink and go through the telerhone wires to the other fax machine.
One time I was trying to record my voice on the computer so I could play it back. So i talked but it didn't work. So then I got my mother and all she did was laugh and ask why are u talking into the speaker.(13 years old)
I used to think that when I moved the mouse around on the mouse pad, I was giving the computer a massage.