Wednesday, June 14, 2006
NERDS ARE GETTING YOUNGER
I am old enough to still remember gazing on the first ever zx81s in awe of what they could do. I remember when computer games were a line at either side of a screen between which a square was batted back and forth. I went through the whole of university handwriting all my dissertations, without the www, google or anything more than paper books as a reference, and with no need for an email address, I know anyone even five years younger will find that hard to believe. (Yes my hair is its natural colour and I still have all my own teeth!)
Somehow I don't think the next generation, however, will get through life without the life-support system known as the computer.
And, of course, even I now can't get through the day without checking my email.