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17 Tech Terms That Have A Different Meaning To Your Parents

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Mom, you don’t need to sign your texts.

“Inkjet printer”

"Inkjet printer"

What it usually means: Office equipment for printing documents, usually in black and white but sometimes color.

What it means to your parents: A thing to print out photos, on regular paper.

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“Tech support”

"Tech support"

What it usually means: A customer service representative who provides assistance with both hardware and software.

What it means to your parents:
You.

“Hackers”

"Hackers"

What it usually means: People who break into government or corporate online systems for political reasons, fun, or profit.

What it means to your parents: The sender of every potential email and link.

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“Internet Explorer”

"Internet Explorer"

What it usually means: A browser that has fallen out of favor in the past few years.

What it means to your parents: The only way to access the internet, preferably in IE6.

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