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When I was in primary school there was nothing I wanted more in the entire world than to learn how to program my own computer games. So, armed with Foundations of Mac Programming, I spent weeks chugging along sporadically, doing my best to understand the concepts. Ultimately, I gave up. And I don’t regret it one bit.
Yahoo yesterday announced that it’s buying Tumblr for $US1.1 billion to communicate to millennials cool, hip, relevant, and that it understands what GIFs are. But back in the early ages of the dot com-era, the company was saying that through a monthly publication called Yahoo Internet Life Magazine.
When I was growing up, my parents would tell me about all the ancient technologies they had to use in their youth. Whether it was a car with a manual choke, a phone that required you to ask an operator to connect you, or a record player with a hand crank, mum and dad experienced a lot of tech frustrations I would never know.
It’s every generation’s responsibility to grow old and talk about how growing up back then was so much more fun than growing up today. THESE KIDS KNOW NOTHING. All they do is stare at iPads and play crappy games by swiping on giant phones. At least we ’90s kids stared at televisions and played crappy board games by tapping a plastic button, right?