The Generational Technology Divide

One thing dividing many families is technology. Youngsters live in a high-tech bubble, moving from screen to screen throughout their day and typing and clicking and virtually breathing bits. Their parents (my crowd, if you will), having seen computers become personal in their lifetimes, tend to have a working relationship with technology that doesn’t necessarily involve the same all-encompassing embrace. And then there is the still-older generation. Although gadgetry can become an obsession at any age, and many a grandparent is handy with a digital camera or a wireless laptop, there are many more who find most technology a mystery. After all, many of them were young when radio was considered pretty spiffy.

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