Comments: It's Been Too Long Since I Last Spoke Chinese

I am so in awe of anyone who is technical like that! I work in IT and can still barely use my IPOD! *blushes* My husband thinks it's becuase I have filed it in my brain under "handy but not really important". LOL

Posted by Shaz at September 9, 2009 11:10 PM

Kids can do anything. I can't even work our VCR, although I don't even know if they're called VCRs anymore. Honestly? I couldn't turn on our TV right now if I wanted to. It's hooked through so many things with all these frickin' remotes, I don't know what button on what remote turns it on.

Long gone are the days when I walked up to the little black and white and pulled a knob and the TV started to warm up with that crackling noise...

Posted by Bou at September 10, 2009 05:36 AM

I learned a long time ago that if you need technical help, your best bet was to enlist the help of a kid, particularly a preteen or early teen. Unfortunately that means we really have to humble ourselves, and we also end up feeding the teen ego with such misconceptions as "adults are clueless", and "teenagers are smart enough to rule the world".

Posted by diamond dave at September 10, 2009 09:37 AM

The iPod has a three-finder-salute that resets it.

Something like turning it from hold-to-run (off-on) while holding one of the keys.

Google it. I had to look it up when my daughter messed up hers. I don't have one, so I have no reason to remember it.

Posted by The Thomas at September 10, 2009 11:28 AM

How to reset: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1320

Posted by The Thomas at September 10, 2009 11:29 AM

It all depends on what you use. For instance I have an ipod nano and an itouch and never had to reset either of them. I would have been looking it up if I needed to fix the Chinese language thing because I never did it before. LOL. And I know you would have eventually fixed it when you found the time to look it up.

Kids use this stuff all the time and therefore know it through use. It's not like they are trying to work, run a family, and all the thousands of things you are doing during a single day. Makes it much easier to find these other esoteric things,remember them, and have time to do them.

Posted by Teresa at September 10, 2009 11:56 AM

I remember a few years back when I had you, Mo, and the boys over they somehow messed up my TV. They used the wrong remote. Took me about 30 minutes to fix it. AARRRGGGGHHHHH!

Posted by Denny at September 10, 2009 03:15 PM