meta posting

A week ago, Barry posted something that deserved more attention that it received.

June 15, 2007: digital immigrant
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=digital+immigrant&defid=894212

Someone who grew up before the digital age and is fairly new to the internet. Basically anyone over the age of 28. YouTube is foreign to the digital immigrant.

I’m sure that this would annoy all the 20-somethings out there if they read it, but urban dictionary’s definition and example is utter hogwash. I think the generation that actually grew up with the computer revolution is more than keeping step with technology. If anything, we’re worshipers of it. We are the believers in the possibilities for good and the potential for improvements. We have seen life with and without computers and respect the tools that computers give to us. The cynical, self-absorbed generation of younger than 28 year olds take for granted that technology will always be available and see it only as a way to further serve and promote themselves. They see things as disposable and worthless instead of valuable and worthy of preservation. They are the nouveau technophiles in the church of technophilia that WE created and maintain.

3 thoughts on “meta posting

  1. Where do they come up with 28?

    I was programming in Basic before the 28 year olds were born.

    I think every generation wants to think they are special. The same way every group thinks their music is more radical, or that they somehow discovered the Beatles.

    I guess it’s like thinking that 40 is old. Until you turn 40, then it’s not so old, 60 is… 😉

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