looking for a quote on age and technology
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>
> > 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
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