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.
Found in The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
4 thoughts on “Oct 11th 2002, 03:19 GMT”
Oh my, five more years for me.
But I refuse to enter the “against the natural order of things” stage!
YES!!! I have defied the Odds, WooHoo!! Oh, also, Adams’ Hitchhikers series is a blast!
Love Douglas Adams but he was definiately wrong with number 3 🙂
Yeah – I’m thinking late 50’s might be more accurate – but what do I know, I’m still smack-dab in the middle of stage 2 🙂