I sometimes wonder if I’m too old for this lark.
I poke around the Interweb and I find kids who are millionaires because of some crap idea they had, at an age when I was playing around with crystal radios and wondering when they were going to invent the silicon chip.
Then I poke a bit further and find all those warm cuddly sites telling us old folk not to worry too much about the Interweb, and that our grandchildren can easily teach us how to use email.
It’s all wrong. It goes against nature.
The traditional way of doing things is for me to grow in age and wisdom, and then start stunning the younger generations with my vast reserves of knowledge. Instead of that, they go and invent something in the latter stages of my life that leaves my vast reserves of knowledge just about fit for a museum.
It’s not fair.
Why the fuck couldn’t they have invented the computer and the Interweb when I was still young enough to grow up with it? I mean to say, my encyclopaedic knowledge of playing Solitaire is hardly going to impress some child just out of nappies who can trounce me at World of Doom or whatever the fuck it is they play these days?
It is all wrong.
Is there anyone out there who would like to hear all about the thermionic triode valve?