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Americans Seem Really Confused These Days About Technological Terms

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When it comes to terms used in the technology world, some American are REALLY confused about the language. In a recent survey published in the L.A. Times, some Americans proved that they are oblivious to some terms we use in the technological age we are currently in.

When it comes to terms used in technology, some Americans just have no clue of their meaning. Here are the results of a survey conducted by Vouchercloud, a coupon website:

11% of people think HTML is a sexually transmitted disease.

12% of Americans think USB is an acronym for a European country.

18% think Blu-ray is a marine animal.

23% think MP3 is a “Star Wars” robot.

27% think a gigabyte is an insect found in South America.

42% think a motherboard is the deck of a cruise ship.

And finally, 61% say it’s important to have strong knowledge of technology in this day and age.

The survey, which was conducted via e-mail, quizzed 2,392 men and women 18 years old or older. Its scary to think that so many Americans are not “down” with everyday terms used in technology. Whats a bit entertaining to me is that these folks were actually ON THE COMPUTER when they answered some of these questions about technology. Oh, the irony.

 

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