How to Teach Someone to Use Their Computer

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Reader Comments (18)

In my experience, the first step is having the n00b seated at the controls, not the expert! :-P

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTim McCormack

I have a friend that does that with her neck, every time someone comes out with a camera, she does that.

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRod

I wish I had a computer that served me pop.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBenjaminBuckley

What the fuck is pop?

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharles

a computer that serves you pop - a vending machine? pop is to us Canadians what soda is to Americans

February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Haha, "use their fears to your advantage"

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChimes

their fear of pop?

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternicholas

I respect any man who sets their computer up left-handed. I tried, but so many people bitched that my comp was backwards that I gave it up.

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterdAVE

That was really funny :))) Reminds me of a few people I tried to teach how to use a computer. Especially the "use their fears" part!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeoni

I just put my head in that position. It was a goid neck crack :D

August 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIcalasari

The guy's face is absolutely priceless. It looks like he's both shocked and disgusted at his new computer.

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRandall

Americans know what pop is. I suspect that the person may have been an intellectual deficient.

November 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAtari

I have this kind of problem every day... I work for people who don't know what is a browser

you say POP they reply: "you mean... popcorn?"

but here is worst since i have to send information by phone while they get the mouse and touch the mouse in the screen... or say that the computer is replacing his password with ****. it hurts my brain sometimes hahahahaha

December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB

I know a person who kind of knows how to use a computer... She knows the basics but has NEVER been on the Internet. The worst part is she thinks she has, she works for a company that uses an Intranet. So...frustrating...

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Oh my god. You are a genius. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with the masses. Bit not the unwashed ones. That'd be gross.

April 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I'm from America and I call it pop. I think it sounds better than soda. Soda sounds like a word from the 60's to me.

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBizkit

Back in 1994, when my then 80-year-old father got his first computer, he called me for help with an email. He needed to know how to type in my email address. The exchange sounded like a Bob Newhart routine:

Me: type my name then the @ sign. The @ sign is a little a with a circle around it. It’s on the same key as the number 2. Do you see the 2?

Dad: Pause….then “Yes, I found the 2.”

Me: Do you see the little a with the circle around it?

Dad: No….there’s an arrow pointing down under the 2.

Me: Ahhh. There’s another 2. Look on the top row over to the left.

Dad: Pause…then “Okay. Found it. But there’s no a with a circle around it. It has an F in front of it.”

Me: Ahhh. Okay. Look right under that one. There’s another 2.

Dad: Right! It has an a with a circle around it above the 2.

Me: Okay…before you press the key though, you need to hold down the shift key.

Dad: The….WHAT key?

Me: s-h-i-F-t…shiFt

July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

The noob guy's face is priceless. XD

September 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNoriMori
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