Recht so!

Manchmal gibt es ja Texte, die könnte man immer wieder lesen und ihre Aktualität verliert sich nicht. Douglas Adams' How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet ist so einer - die Kernsätze daraus:

I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.
Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.

Das Alter der Ausführungen (1999, also über 10 Jahre bis heute) erkennt man eigentlich erst, wenn er von Modems für den Internet-Zugang spricht.


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