Let’s begin today with a simple maths equation:
Every single person born since computer use became widespread has experienced the annoyance of their parents, grandparents or other adult relatives asking them to show them how to “send an electronic mail”, “browse the interweb”, or “turn the blinkin’ screen on”, and I think I speak for everyone here when I say it’s incredibly frustrating.
You know you should be patient with them (after all, they were patient with you when you were a wee nipper struggling to put your t-shirt on the right way round), but computers are so easy to those of us who grew up with them that it’s just impossible for us to comprehend how a fully-grown adult can’t grasp the concept of copy and paste.
Now, as with basically everything else in the entire world, Google have come to the rescue. The boffins at Google Towers have created Send Your Parents A Tech Support Care Package, an unnecessarily wordy but very useful website that does exactly what it says on the tin. Fill out the 30-second form on the front page and you can send them a personalised email that will teach them everything they need to know about your chosen subject.
Now if they could only invent a time machine so I could go back and retrieve the hours of my life lost before they’d thought of it…
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