When Im tempted to disregard new technology as a fad.


(NB: We were still using typewriters at my workplace when I started work. Imagine sending out 180 TPN letters to 180 countries for a UN Lobbying exercise with 3 copies each. There were typists in a typing pool. Replaced by mail merge function in MS.)

“I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

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.

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.

Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

Underappreciated Douglas Adams Quotes for Writers, the Universe and Everyone

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