menu

My Computer Ate It: 20 Technology-Related Homework Excuses

My Computer Ate It: 20 Technology-Related Homework Excuses
technology

Online backup service Mozy recently conducted a survey of 1,000 students and 500 teachers to better understand how technology is affecting the educational process.

Dan Gould
  • 10 september 2010

Online backup service Mozy recently conducted a survey of 1,000 students and 500 teachers to better understand how technology is affecting the educational process.

One interesting finding was how students are increasingly blaming technology for missing, late or incorrect homework.

From the study, the top twenty excuses:

1. I emailed it to you, but I got a bounce-back email

2. I finished my homework but then I deleted it by accident

3. The dog ate it

4. My computer crashed and I lost it

5. My printer broke

6. I finished my homework but was unable to save it

7. My printer ran out of ink

8. My internet was down so I couldn’t do any research or access assignment

9. I spilt my drink on the computer and it broke

10. My house was burgled and my computer was nicked

11. I couldn’t connect my laptop to a printer

12. My computer was hacked and a virus destroyed my hard-drive

13. Windows Vista crashed my laptop and deleted the programme

14. Spilt my dinner over it

15. I lost my laptop

16. Accidently stuck it in the washing machine

17. It fell out of my bag as I walked to school

18. The letters on my keyboard have worn out so couldn’t type

19. Blew out of my hand

20. I put it on top of the TV and the TV blew up

Telegraph: ‘Technology becomes most popular homework excuse”

technology
Trending

PSFK's Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Brand Development
Media & Publishing Yesterday

CNN Launched An Entire Drone Division Of Their News Network

CNN AIR incorporates aerial footage into the corporation's ongoing news coverage

Advertising Yesterday

Uber’s Breathalyzer Cards Let You Know If You Are Sober Enough To Drive

A new campaign from the ride-sharing service raises awareness about the importance of a safe trip home

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Retail: Technology Primer

See All
Design Yesterday

Milk Proteins Could Be The Packaging Material Of The Future

A newly discovered casein-based alternative is biodegradable, sustainable and even edible

Technology Yesterday

Intel’s New System Will Help Technology See And Understand The World

Joule is a tiny board for developers designed to bring powerful computer vision to cheap and easy-to-make prototypes

PURPLELIST EXPERTS

Mona Hamouly

Social Media Marketing

Design Yesterday

This LA Hotel Is Designed Specifically For Cocktail Drinkers

The Walker Inn is a new Los Angeles "Bed and Beverage" experience that offers guests an intimate setting for their night cap

Education Yesterday

Bringing Virtual Reality And Telepresence Robotics To E-Learning

This Learning Management System is embracing new technologies to reallocate teaching resources to where they should be going

Advertising Yesterday

Interactive Art Exhibition For Dogs Provides Endless Fun

Installations created by artist Dominic Wilcox are based on activities loved by canines, such as fetching tennis balls and splashing in water

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed Yesterday

Retail Expert: What Sustainability Means To The Millennial Generation

Jo Godden, Founder of RubyMoon, discusses how brands can limit their environmental impact worldwide

PSFK Labs august 24, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: The Annual Review Becomes An Everyday, Collaborative Activity

Our Future of Work vision is a web-based platform through which teams can collaborate on and monitor performance reviews across all channels, ensuring a happier workplace

Beauty Yesterday

Design Your Own Custom Watch Faces

Customize your wrist device with Garmin's new app that lets you display personalized images or patterns

Syndicated Yesterday

How The Olympics Taught Us Lessons In Cloud Analytics

Dan Vesset, group VP for analytics and information management at IDC, tells how cloud-based business analytics support decision-making

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Artist Shuts Down Sexist Comments By Turning Them Into Images

Rora Blue explores social stigma in a photo series titled 'Handle With Care'

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Japanese Face Wash Creates A Perfect Rose Every Time

Kanebo's latest addition to the Evita line includes an application that dispenses cleanser in the shape of a flower

Mobile Yesterday

Twitter Bot Will Warn You If You Are A Troll

An online tool developed out of Intel's Hack Harassment movement helps filter out or notify cyber bullies

PSFK LABS REPORT

Innovation Debrief: Boston
Business Concepts Born In 'The Hub'
AVAILABLE NOW

Retail Yesterday

Passengers Can Now Earn Airline Miles For Sharing Their Location Data

The Frequent Flyer app measures background data and gives travelers points that can be exchanged for tickets with participating airlines

Advertising Yesterday

The NBA Is Releasing Two Original Shows To Stream On Twitter

The sports league announced a deal that demonstrates an interesting expansion of its content strategy

Automotive Yesterday

Cadillac Concept Shows A Future Design Direction

The flagship sedan reveals the brand is continuing to hone and refine its luxury aesthetic

No search results found.