all of which-- plus the fact that we're starting another brand new year-- made me think, for about the gazillionth time, not only how happy i am to be living now, with all of this wonderful technology; (yes, i'm overly dependent on it; and yes, i whine as loudly as anyone when it's not working!) but also... i'm glad to be in what i cannot help but feel is the most privileged age group of all: those of us currently in our forties are young enough to feel pretty comfortable keeping up with the new stuff, but are simultaneously old enough to have experienced childhood and teenage years without it. because i'm just not sure it's humanly possible for anyone who did not grow up with five television channels, expensive "birthdays & holidays only" long-distance phone service (on a rotary dial telephone!), or having to *TYPE* their term papers, to be excited in the same way about cable, cellphones, and computers.
then, add to all that, the fact that it's possible to use this technology to meet people from all over the world who share our hobbies, interests, and sense of humor??!?! geez, we're LUCKY! and now, let's celebrate with a few computery lolcats, k?! :)
Мы долго смеялись
HAPPY NEW YEAR