Monday, February 29, 2016

Quote of the day 29th February 2016 - leap year day

"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's 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 against the natural order of things."

(Set of rules proposed by Douglas Adams on generational attitudes to new technology, quoted in an interesting article on generational differences in the "stumbling and mumbling" blog here.

Fortunately this is not an invariable rule and I'm happy to say that at quite a bit older than 35 I can still find new things exciting, but a lot of people do react the way Adams described.)

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