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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.
My older sister, playingly, told me that there were little lego people in the furnace vent that every now and then would light fires and blow the hot air out of the vents. I used to sit in front of the furnace talking into it. You can imagine what my parents must of thought.
Well when I was little I used to beleive that fax machines rolled the paper into a little roll and then send them through little pipes to the owner. It took me years before I relized that they just scanned them.
Talk about a paper jam!
When I was a kid, I asked my dad about the meaning of the AM/FM switch on the radio. He said that if you changed the switch, the radio would turn into a different radio. I had the image of doors folding and unfolding and the radio becoming much bigger -- more like a home stereo (AM -> FM ?). I was very careful *never* to touch that switch, because I didn't want my daddy to lose his portable AM radio.
We were talkin gabout a holiday a load of us were going on with our school when one of my friends commented on the fact she was gonna take diposable cameras so hers wouldn't get lost when another girl piped up "i don't see the point of disposable cameras, you spend all that time trying to get the pictures right, then you throw the camera away!' She was 13 at the time...