looking for a quote on age and technology

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Dec 31 19:31:06 CET 2013


On Tuesday 31 December 2013 13:19:21 Joel Goldstick did opine:

> On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> 
wrote:
> > There is a quote which I vaguely remember seeing on this list.
> > It went something like this: (yeah my rendering is poor)
> > 
> > For a new technology:
> >   If you are a kid when it comes out, you just take it as a matter of
> > 
> > course
> > 
> >   If you are a young adult, then it becomes a hot topic for discussion
> >   If you are past middle-age you never get it
> > 
> > Anyone knows/remembers it?
> > --
> > https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
> 
> sorry, don't remember it, but I disagree.  I'm pretty old (b. 1953) and
> sometimes younger people think they get something that really isn't that
> impressive.  I have an android phone and I like it, but as a phone,
> compared to phones that sit on a desk it totally sucks.
> 
> And then there was the pet rock!

Chuckle.  I had heard of it, but had not seen one until it showed up on the 
desk of a wannabe salesgal at the tv station I was the CE at back then, as 
somewhat smaller than a baseball and worn somewhat flattened by 20,000 
years of rolling along a river bottom.  It had a magic markered "Turn me 
over" on the top, so as it didn't look big enough to hide one of the local 
scorpions (this was New Mexico folks), I did, to be greeted with "Thanks, 
that felt good" on the other side.  And that was my intro to the craziness 
that was pet rocks.  I even recall at the peak of it, somebody was selling 
sandwich baggies of sand as pet rock food.  I was not impressed by other 
than the crowd mentality of such idiocy.

> happy new year!

Now theres a motion I'll second, have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new 
year all.

Cheers, Gene
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