Posted on Monday, 30th March, 2020
This is not my original idea, but I think it bears repeating. There have been a lot of jokes about how people of my generation, who grew up in the 1980s and 90s and witnessed the information revolution, have seen so much change and how young adults and children cannot relate to how things were done a few decades ago. Well…do you think the kids of the 1880s and 90s who witnessed the industrial revolution, went through the exact same thing?
“You kids and your fancy radios and phonographs. In my day, if you wanted music, you had to play it yourself!”
“What do you mean, ‘Who’s that?’ That’s John Philip Sousa! He was the greatest musician of my generation! Marches are not dead! Go to your room!”
“Oh, Mr. Eighth grade education thinks he knows more than me, huh?”
“You know, you’re lucky you get to use the bathroom indoors. And don’t even get me started about this ‘toilet paper.’”
“Kids today, getting their picture taken like twice a year.”
“Yes, I know pencils and fountain pens are more convenient, but my child doesn’t even know what an inkwell is. What are the schools teaching these days?”