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Show Of Hands November 2nd, 2014 1:51am

Are you the primary source of tech support for your parents?

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R3n3gad3 Denver
11/05/14 9:44 pm

Nope i don't know a damn thing about computers our technology in general

11/04/14 10:49 pm

yep, considering I work with them all day. I'm also the go to for anything android related.

saliemster California
11/04/14 8:52 pm

My dad had a computer for ages and can build his own, he's my tech support

11/04/14 10:03 pm

Lol thank god wtf
Thank ur brother be grateful to someone who is real

Shua01 Ohio
11/04/14 8:14 pm

Though I know a lot, my brother works in IT.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
11/04/14 11:39 am

Yep. This week I have set up a new laptop, installed Office and set up Outlook, upgraded 3 devices to iOS 8, set up a FitBit, and spent time troubleshooting an Internet connection. While in Arizona I would troubleshoot technology via FaceTime.

Fox semirural
11/03/14 1:46 pm

My parents never used computers, but I'd always have to set their digital watches for them when the time changed. I tried numerous times to walk them through VCR operation. My mother even used her microwave as a breadbox!

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/03/14 12:26 pm

Me? HAHAHAHAHA. I'm ban idiot when it comes to computers. My sister or nephew

11/03/14 10:14 am

My dad is actually the computer geek. He works on technical problems with computers for a living.

slickspin Heart of Texas
11/03/14 8:08 am

My parents don't use any tech. I think there better off...

cannoneer Columbiana
11/03/14 7:27 am

Computers were the size of a minivan when the last of my parents died.

11/02/14 8:54 pm

My parents, recently deceased, are not concerned about logging on at this time...

11/02/14 5:15 pm

No, I am the primary receiver of tech support from my adult children. Actually, not too much now though. Improving with age.

jd910 Washington
11/02/14 3:49 pm

My parents are both gone. My dad was pretty sharp with computers but I outpaced him. My son has a degree in computer science and is way beyond me.

11/02/14 8:20 pm

My parents are gone too. My dad died when i was 8 never saw home computers. My mom has been gone 14 years, but never used computer

CudOfCow Oregon
11/02/14 2:19 pm

like father like son. we are both tech savvy.

nnifer Alpha Quadrant
11/02/14 10:11 am

My 83 year old father is my tech support.

willg basically Dulles Airport
11/02/14 9:36 am

No but only because my dad has spent 30 years in the world of computers from building home pcs, learning 10+software languages, building networks small to large scale, and developing software. He was my mentor.

cowboy Doors of Perception
11/02/14 9:05 am

Yes! My mom would be so lost without me.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
11/02/14 9:04 am

No that's my brothers job!

teachinla California
11/02/14 8:55 am

No - simply because they are both dead. My father, however, started California's first computer-run payroll service, and my mother could use Fortran.

susanr Colorado
11/02/14 11:17 am

I learned a little Fortran IV in 1962. I never really used it after that, but it was nice seeing a little bit behind the scenes. (And punch cards; what fun!)

11/02/14 8:11 am

My dad is 70 and a retired school teacher. I grew up with apple products because of this. He actually is my tech support because he is pretty much home bound caring for his ill wife that he has lots of time to tinker on his Mac.

11/02/14 7:41 am

No. Lol. I am the parent.

11/02/14 7:38 am

And everyone else I know in general.

runschmoopie WNY
11/02/14 7:04 am

I'm not even the primary source of tech support for myself. My techie hubs keeps me current.

tazmo72 Austin
11/02/14 4:53 am

They are hopeless!!!

DeathSheep Michigan
11/02/14 1:14 am

Ya, now that my dad is getting older and falling behind in the latest and greatest in technology. I have surpassed the master.

ElizabethL BOS . NC
11/02/14 12:43 am

Hahahaha YES! I laughed out loud at this question.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
11/02/14 12:22 am

My parents, brother, neighbors, & several friends...when I was still employed outside the home, my co-workers would ask me before they called IT.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
11/02/14 12:17 am

Not always, more for my grandparents.

kanji401 SoCal
11/02/14 12:02 am

lol. I AM the parent! My son helps me if I get stuck. Doesn't happen often.

11/01/14 11:39 pm

Nope, I pretend I'm clueless so they call my brother for that stuff haha

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
11/01/14 11:37 pm

My mom knows more about computers than I do. I am better with phones and gadgets but not by much.

blw1104 Pennsylvania
11/01/14 11:24 pm

My dad is one of my tech supports... Along with my husband. Both work in high-tech sort fields.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
11/01/14 11:20 pm

My mom still doesn't know how to turn on her labtop. lol

11/01/14 11:03 pm

My mom and dad are computer geeks

MKK San Diego
11/01/14 11:01 pm

Yep and its a no fail the call comes after 10p. My mom called at midnight and said the arrow keeps flashing and won't do anything. I told her to hit enter, and she excitedly said "it's fixed"

11/01/14 10:12 pm

Yep... For my mom

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
11/01/14 10:07 pm

I certainly was for my mother. She died in 2008. My father died in 1980, long before the average person had a computer. I think he would have been very tech savvy, had he lived in our computer era. Now, I AM the primary tech support for my husband.

11/01/14 10:06 pm

Nope my dad is more educated on technology stuff than I am half the time cause that's what he works with haha

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
11/01/14 9:58 pm

mine aren't around anymore, and besides I need all the help I can get

mc88 Cleveland OSU
11/01/14 9:20 pm

No, my dad works in network security for a insurance company.

dudley northern Virginia woods
11/01/14 9:12 pm

My parents are in the clouds, so to speak.

dale41 Grand Master of FIRSTS
11/01/14 9:00 pm

Nope. Other way around with me.

I have been trying to figure out what ytm stands for all day.

EagleCoder Missouri
11/01/14 11:04 pm

Yield to Maturity? You're the Man? You Tell Me?

dale41 Grand Master of FIRSTS
11/02/14 3:57 am

Thanks. You're the man fits into the context of the text.