Does your best friend grimace every time you mention Snapchat? Or think an Android tablet is something a robot takes for a headache? And that JPEGs are for hanging out washing? Perhaps they’re still wondering when that ‘Prince’ is finally going to send over their money?
Answer yes to any of the above, and the chances are your best friend’s a full-blown technophobe. If you’re concerned, here are a few telltale signs you should be looking out for…
They’re ever-so polite to Google
We’re the first to agree it’s important to mind your Ps and Qs, but some technophobes really take politeness to the next level. Check your friend’s Google search history and you may well find gems like “Please can you tell me the closest Travelodge to Heathrow airport, thank you”, carefully typed out like they’re talking to a helpful little person inside a machine.
They’re terrified of paying with their phone
Does your best mate jump up and down screaming “Witchcraft! Sorcery!” every time you use your smartphone to buy a flat white? State-of-the-art fingerprint recognition technology means your smartphone is just about the safest way to pay for stuff these days – but that doesn’t stop your best friend thinking it’s the work of the Devil himself.
They TALK REALLY, REALLY LOUD when they Facetime you
We’ve all got one of those friends who thinks that Facetime or Skype isn’t all that far removed from using a pair of tin cans and a piece of string. Is your mate one of those people absolutely convinced they need to bellow at the top of their voice because they’re talking to someone in Australia? We feel your pain.