There's nothing that will make you (or at least me) feel older faster than technology.
As a kid...I learned how to use computers and was usually able to keep up pretty well whatever there was in the fun-filled world of technology. I always considered myself pretty tech-savvy.
The backpedaling began after I got home from my 18 month mission for my church. When I left for my mission...everybody had computers, but not very many people had one of those fancy "modems" and I don't know if I even knew the phrase "internet connection." By the time I got back...everybody had internet access and the new way to communicate was through email. I got email figured out pretty easy and learned a few basics of internet surfing, etc. It was pretty easy to catch up on that one.
Next came the cell phone craze. Now, cell phones had been around for a while before we got into the size of cell phone that you could actually carry in your pocket. I well remember my mom getting the old brick style cell phone and then a little later the first Morotola flip phone. We thought it was pretty cool. But most people didn't have cell phones at that point. Certainly a teenager would never have a need for a cell phone. Aren't cell phones pretty much standard issue for teens today?
Now we are living in the age of technology out of control. Not only do we have to email & be constantly accessible by cell phone to communicate...we have to Blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc., etc. I feel like I have many of those mediums figured out (still haven't gotten into Twitter...don't know if I want to...just one more thing to do!). But the one thing I am still no good at is...text messaging. Unfortunately...if you want to communicate with anyone under the age of 25 (am I overestimating?) you have to text them. They will not actually answer the cell phone if it rings...and they won't return your message if you leave a mere voice message. No, my friends the only way to converse with them is to text. I do know how to text...but it takes me eons to type in and send one message(yes, even with predictive text, etc.)! Am I ever going to catch up on this one?
I wonder if I have at last entered the "Oh-you-kids-with-all-your-gadgets" phase of life.