Several days ago, Ryan and I were at a mall and we happened to overhear a conversation that went something like this:
Girl 1: “Hey, have you seen the new gPhone? It’s Apple’s new iPhone!”
Girl 2: “Cool!”
How the conversation finished, we’re not sure because we continued to walk by. We looked at each other and kinda laughed at the thought that someone believed that the gPhone was an iPhone.
So often I hear people say off-the-wall things like that, or they get their tech facts all goofed up. I’m sure you’ve found yourself in situations like that as well. If you’re like me, part of you wants to stop and correct the people so that they don’t continue to make fools out of themselves. There’s always another part of me though, that says to keep moving and mind my own business, which is what I usually do unless I’m directly involved in the conversation.
Another example was a conversation at work that went something like this:
Co-worker 1: “Vista is actually pretty nice, now that I am getting used to it.”
Co-worker 2: “It is, I’m just having a hard time getting used to not having menus.”
Co-worker 1: “Menus?”
Co-worker 2: “You know, they got rid of the menus in Word!”
It took a second for me to realize that Co-worker 2 thought that Office 2007 was called Vista.
Offhand I am having a hard time thinking of other examples, but there are many! Have you ever been part of a conversation that left you trying to explain the facts to people who thought they knew what they were talking about? Or maybe you’ve had experiences like we did at the mall where you overhear someone saying something that you just knew was not right?
When people get their tech facts mixed up it’s usually a reminder that I spend too much time following technology related news, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!