It is a right of passing that all the older generation complain about the habits of younger ones. When I was a kid, after TV was invented, older people complained that TVs were going to rot their kids brains. Then came Rock-And Roll music. Elvis with all his gyrating hips were poisoning adolescence. It would be a few decades before they decried the same thing about the Internet with Facebook and all the other social media sights. Finally, cell phones kidnapped young people’s brains. I don’t know what is going to come next, but I’m sure older generations will panic about it.
I am here to tell all you younger generations that not all old folks are like that. I am currently in my 76th year, and I am different. You can complain about some old folks, but never think that all of us are that way. In fact, I am likely more attuned to all those things than you are. Let me give you some examples.
I am an Apple guy to my core. I have been since I got my first Mac over thirty years ago.
I currently have
- 2 Macbooks
- 1 27″iMac
- 3 iPads
- 3 iPhones
- 2 Apple watches
- 2 Apple TV units
- 1 Mac Mini
- More Apple accessories than I can even count
Of course, many of these units are replacements for outdated versions. About half of them are in storage. My day-to-day desktop configuration consists of a Macbook Pro, two 24″ monitors, a Magic keyboard, a Magic trackpad, and a Magic mouse, along with two 3Tb external drives.
Now that I am in the full retirement mode, I spend 4 -6 hours a day in front of my computer. You didn’t think all those 5,100 posts here just appeared out of thin air.
- I get up in the morning to my Apple Watch Series 6
- and spend an hour or so browsing the daily news on my MacBook.
- Four times a day Siri tells me it is time for my pills (yeah I do take a couple dozen pills daily).
- Four or five times a day Siri tells me to breathe, so I stop to do the mandatory 7 deep breaths.
- After two hours of keyboard work, she tells me to get up and stretch my legs. She is quite insistent about that.
- A couple of times a day she tells me it’s time go to the community dining room to eat.
- Whenever I pick up my iPhone 13, my watch taps me to tell me it has unlocked it.
- Since I am an old person whose short-term memory is not what it used to be, Siri reminds me when I have a pot on the burner, and many other similar things.
- In the evening, she reminds me that it is getting close to my bedtime.
So, either I am a weird old person or still a kid. I’m not sure which. But, I am not the typical old person that so many of you younger people think we all are.