fallacious (adj). embodying fallacy; tending to deceive or mislead

May 24, 2009

My dad can sometimes be a funny fella.

In this day and age, dad still does not know how to use the Internet properly.  He has tried before, but never seem to get anywhere.  He was born in Generation Jones, so you would imagine the concept of connecting to the world via a computer is something he isn’t able to comprehend.

Since setting up a gmail for him over the weekend, he has started to query me about the World Wide Web.

Tonight’s first questions was:
What is the difference between a website address and email address?
Now, it is seemingly obvious to us that a website address is something that leads you to a website, and a email address gives a virtual letterbox for all your e-mail to come into.
Of course, those two terms were merely jargon to dad, so it subsequently confused.

After this minor clarification, dad had a light bulb hovering above his head.

He hopped back onto his laptop and arrived at google.com.  At this point, he asked his second question:
(Showing me an e-mail address) So, do I just type this in (to the Search section)?
He still didn’t quite seem to understand the difference.  I explained to him that only things that started with http:// could be accessed as website, and things with @ is an e-mail address.

He hopped back onto his laptop.
Then he asked me his third question for the night:
What about Ebay?
I explained to him that it was a site where people could auction things off and whatnot.
He was getting it- he turned back to his laptop and somehow found The Eagles album list page…
then I left him, came back onto Toby and blogged about it.

Good story?

P.S: He is still on ebay.com

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6 Responses to “fallacious (adj). embodying fallacy; tending to deceive or mislead”

  1. Darren Says:

    Good story Maggie, good story :D

  2. TIMSUN Says:

    i love ebay. i spend so much time and money there, i really do

    also your dad’s a+ music taste must be acknowledged

  3. Alysse :) Says:

    my mum became hooked on eBay after the first time of using it. now it’s pretty much her job.
    i wonder if your dad will be the same :P

  4. Hieu Says:

    yalla

  5. Hieu Says:

    things with @ is an e-mail address

    incorrect.

    only things that started with http:// could be accessed as website

    incorrect.

    Good story?

    incorrect.

    On May 24, 2009 at 11:58 pm Alysse :) Said:

    my mum became hooked on eBay after the first time of using it. now it’s pretty much her job.

    incorrect. unless she sells herself on ebay.

    • MAGGIESNAIL Says:

      Sorry Hieu! The spam catcher caught you as spam! :(

      Yeah, the explanations I gave to dad was very simplistic (ergo technically wrong)…if you want you may elaborate the specifics of what makes up an email/website address.

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