Submitted Thu, 03/06/2014 - 8:37am by BossFrog
Turns out tech jargon goes over most Americans’ heads…like, way over. In fact, according to a survey, 11% of people think HTML is a sexually transmitted disease! (FYI, in case you’re one of them…HTML is a website coding language.) More than three quarters of Americans don’t know what SEO stands for (search engine optimization). And almost 25% think an MP3 is a Star Wars robot (wrong again…that’s either C3PO or R2D2. An MP3 is, of course, an audio file). Close to 30% think a gigabyte, which is a unit of storage measurement, is a South American insect. Fifteen percent think software refers to comfortable clothing, and 18% think Blu-ray is a marine animal. But the best part? More than 60% of people surveyed believe it’s important to have a strong understanding of technology in this day and age. Go figure.