After the recent discussion on the last post, I thought this was interesting and a little funny. It's Douglas Adams personal theory about why different people react so differently to technology:
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
- Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
- Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
- Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
Updated: By the way, I just turned 31, so I've got four more years hang on to the exuberance.