25 Of The Most Embarrassing Cases Of Computer Illiteracy

Oh to be computer illiterate in 2017. And while not all grandparents, dads, mothers, and unfortunately out of touch youths are completely incompetent when it comes to technology, those who are — well — sit back, relax, and enjoy the onslaught of Hotmail and AOL email accounts.

We’re talking about the grandfather who tried to scan a picture by closing it in between his laptop. We’re talking about the mother who keeps posting statuses on Facebook when she’s really just trying to text her son. We’re talking about your slightly senior coworker who prints out emails, handwrites her response onto said email, and drops it in your physical pile of mail.

Now, completely computer illiterate folk aren’t just of the baby boomer generation and beyond. Technology seems to have left behind some youngsters as well. I’m lookin’ at you Becky from fourth period English — who can’t seem to figure out why the Internet wouldn’t work during a power outage. Le sigh.

These are 25 of the most hilarious, ridiculous, and somewhat sad examples of computer illiteracy:






Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.