So my dad, who is one of the largest technophobes I know, now reads and sends his emails from his new Blackberry. My mom, who is an ‘early adopter’ type, has spent the last week configuring her new iPhone, switching from AOL to gmail (praise the lord, hey-oh!) and reading and sending email using her phone.
I, a lowly, thrifty grad student, still use my phone only for talking. That’s so ‘last year.’
What am I trying to get at? My parents are ahead of me in the gadget race! So are all of their friends…it’s typical for any one of their friends (most 60+) to whip out their iPhones at dinner to display pictures, check the weather, or even look up an obscure fact. They say things like “oh e-mail me and let me know what time to meet for dinner.” It makes me feel like a wooly cave-girl who has just happened upon a race of technically advanced robot elders.
But really, I’m proud of them for making the effort to keep up with the times, and hopefully I will someday know the ways of their people.