Matt Jones


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I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

  1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
  1. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it
  1. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

From ‘The Salmon of Doubt', the collection of writings by Douglas Adams.