|Frank Rizzo - 2008-12-02 |
"I'm an old man. I'm confused! I thought I paid for it. What's my name? Will you take me. home?"
|citrusmirakel - 2008-12-02 |
I've submitted a couple Rooney videos before, and they always get voted down in the hopper, which is a shame. This one literally had me in tears with laughter.
|IrishWhiskey - 2008-12-02 |
If Bill Gates is so smart, then why don't computers dispense milkshakes? My typewriter never asked for a password, and it never threatened me with a prison sentence! It once told me I needed to kill a hooker or it would burn down my house, but that's a different story. Where was I. Oh yeah, I had an onion on my belt...
|baleen - 2008-12-02 |
my word processor gave me gonorrhea, and it DID cause dick dripping, and we COULD NOT get rid of it, and WE LIKED IT THAT WAY.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2008-12-02 |
I'm not mad at him for being clueless. I know many older people who don't understand computers that are fine, intelligent people. But at least they would have the sense not to go on TV and pretend they do.
And really, it's not even completely his fault - 60 minutes is the one putting him on the air. At what point does an Andy Rooney segment become exploitation of the elderly for the public's amusement? And how are we not depraved voyeurs for watching this?
That's my take on it, someone spends 5 minutes goading him into a rant by pretending to completely agree with everything he says, then they slowly back up until they're off camera.
It's not exploitation until he's in a wheelchair and can't come after you. Up 'til then it's respecting his opinion.
|DerangedGoblin - 2008-12-02 |
What is this medicine? With my typewriter, I just died when I got sick. Now that doctors use computers, I have to go on courses of antibiotics and steroids.
|BHWW - 2008-12-02 |
And what's with these kids today, with their hula-hoops and their rock and roll?
|Xiphias - 2008-12-02 |
he raises some very good points regarding interface design and human factors
oh like what, the MAIN POWER SUPPLY BUTTON THAT NO ONE TOUCHES BUT ONCE IN A BLUE MOON THAT IS LOCATED ALL THE WAY IN THE BACK WHERE THE POWER SUPPLY IS!!!!
yeah fuck that button no one touches ever.
Hey I didn't know you posted here!
Are you talking about the start button to turn off the computer? The generation of people that finds that confusing(the people that have to relate computers to automobiles since that's the only piece of post iron-age equipment they have any real knowledge of) is dying off in droves. See: this really old dude and Gallagher.
No he doesn't. Assigning undue importance to the human language meaning of labels used in software is a cripplingly debilitating habit that you would do your users no favor by indulging.
|pastorofmuppets - 2008-12-02 |
Buying 7 computers in 6 years is not your everyday technophobia. He could have spent that money on an assistant who could explain to him what the manual does.
I'll start the rumor now: Andy Rooney was Apple's first choice for "I'm a PC", but the turkey neck didn't play well with focus groups.
|Chancho - 2008-12-02 |
His life would be much easier if he used Linux and vi to write his stories.
|RomancingTrain - 2008-12-02 |
They've got a big cell phone for old people, maybe they need a computer for them too. Maybe it loads a word processor on start-up, maybe it only has that and a spreadsheet and solitaire. An you only have to click shut down once.
|Bruce182 - 2008-12-02 |
Am I getting in or out of the shower?
|chumbucket - 2008-12-02 |
jesus christ rooner! just say windows sucks balls and be done with it!
|Hooker - 2008-12-02 |
I'm assuming he had to buy seven computers in six years because, due to Alzheimer's, he'd keep forgetting the passwords he set.
|coprolalia - 2008-12-02 |
I'd tell him to buy a Mac, but the concept of the Apple key alone would probably sent him into a fit.
Doesn't he have any kids to help him figure this stuff out?
|UnderANeonHalo - 2008-12-03 |
Hey, Andy Rooney is funny!
|boba. - 2008-12-03 |
the best is how the announcer is trying not to laugh at him after the segment
|Cleaner82 - 2008-12-03 |
Yeah, you're welcome Andy.
Also, I enjoy how your standard old person will move seamlessly from bemoaning the modern man's lack of self-reliance and responsibility, and whining like a crippled monkey when they are pressed to do something.
|Spit Spingola - 2008-12-03 |
Andy Rooney rules.
|Ersatz - 2008-12-03 |
Um, Andy, the tubes on old TVs took about as long to warm up and display a good picture as your computer takes to boot.
|HarrietTubmanPI - 2008-12-03 |
And next on 60 minutes is an old person whom we give things so that he will be confused and write about them.
|Camonk - 2008-12-03 |
And can you believe the way Ted Turner designed the TV so I'd need three remotes just to lower the volume? Why if Ted Turner had designed the computer, you'd need four keyboards just to type in your password!
|Rudy - 2008-12-03 |
Dude's got a point about the "Start" button. It should be re-named the "Turn Off And Do Other Stuff" button in order to unconfuse the elderly.
He didn't write it though. I think it used to be the sideways message on Bazooka gum wrappers.
Also, if Rooney used his PC for porn, like you're *supposed to*, he'd understand what the passwords were all about.
|meamlegion - 2008-12-03 |
truly this is Andy Rooney at his most ornery.
|Pie Boy - 2008-12-29 |
and now let me talk about that goatse thing
|hammsangwich - 2011-01-28 |
Besides the fact that Bill Gates has probably never built a computer in his life, and he has probably had 0% input on the UI since Windows 1.0, then, ya, this is pretty accurate.
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