Oct 11th 2002, 03:19 GMT

I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

1. 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.

2. Anything that is invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is agains the natural order of things.

-Douglas Adams

Found in The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time