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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...
that blackouts were caused by evil monkey's turning off all the lights.
I used to think that theose scooters for disabled people were little kids rides where you put money in, and you get a ride.
When you go up in an elevator, the elevator surpasses your destination floor and then goes back down to that floor.
When you go down in an elevator, the elevator surpasses your destination floor and then goes back up to that floor.
When I was younger and I was looking at some photos of me and some friends. I saw that one of them had red-eye, me not knowing what had happened figured that he was the devil! I blanked him and ran away, until I got a phonecall home to my mum from the school asking why me and the boy werent friends, I told my mum he was the devil and showed her the photo to prove it, she burst out laughing and told my teacher the whole story!!
I used to believe that the thing the doctor looked in your ear through was actually a camera, kind of like a digital camera, that could store pictures of the inside of your ear on its "screen". I used to get really mad because he'd let my parents see the "pictures" but not me.
when i was little we had one of those incredibly ancient computers. being three, i thought that the computer mouse was a real mouse. i used to make the mouse "squeak" by pounding the keyboard, making the computer emit a loud beep.
When I was about six, I had a friend visiting from Miami that really liked a certain purple bracelet I had. On the day she was leaving, she asked me for it, and I wanted to give it to her, but I only had one of them. I thought I would be clever, keep mine, and make a duplicate for her...in my grandparent's copy machine. Much to my dismay that this huge machine only gave me a black and white picture of the purple bracelet. My friend wasn't impressed. Sadly, Xerox machines are not omnipotent. But I really thought it would work.
someone once managed to convince me that there was such as thing as a sand magnet. i had been to the beach one day and was complaining about the sand in my shoes. he said "what you need, is a sand magnet"
"what?" i replied. so he told me
"you know that sand makes silicone, and silicone makes glass? well how d'u think men carry those big panes of glass across roads? they use a glass/sand magnet"
he almost managed to convince me that i could pick one up from a D.I.Y store.
thank god i didnt attempt to buy one...i might have looked a little silly. sad thing is...the person who told me this was a boyfriend, and it was only about 2 yrs ago....i'm 20 now!
I used 2 believe that because our computer was soo slow and from what my dad told me that the internet asked every site ru .(insert url here)! i still kinda think that 2 this day
When i was little i saw my mom typing on the computer really fast. I thought she was just hitting letters. So one day i decided to do it and i broke the key board!
I used to think that html stood for hotmail and shtml stood for shitmail
I believed that any time my family did anything requiring electricity or fuel - turn on the stove, answer the telephone, drive the car - it was processed and governed by a giant central computer somewhere with technicians running around and big flashing lights. I was never quite clear on whether they controlled things, or just monitored them, but I knew surely they were required to turn on the oven and the telephone and the car in the first place.
as a child i used to believe that inside a radio tower, there were many people in futuristic clothing dancing inside rooms that were covered with silver wallpaper. I guess that's why i am a designer.
my mom always told me that if i kept watching the microwave oven while it was going that i would mutate from the energy waves or something. only later did i not only realize that this probably could never happen but she had no clue what she was talking about.
im still afraid of the microwave though
sometimes, and this onlt started a little bit ago, i go into the computer room, turn on the computer then run like hell so it wont see who turned it on..i mean come on, everyones cranky when somebody wakes them up!!