Today wasn’t too slow of a news day, so you probably didn’t see any “Millennials + Facebook = apocalypse?!” stories. A cousin to those millennial stories are “technology these days! Rabble rabble!” tales of woe. At first, those articles may seem founded. After all, we exist at the most technologically advanced age of all time. But here’s the thing: literally every age is the most technologically advanced age of all time. This information takes us back to 1962, in which a writer for Readers Digest openly wished for the good ole’ days; days before the incredible tech of 1962 changed everything.
The man claims that he sometime thinks science has gone too far. To be fair, 1962 had the cold war going on, and all those nuclear bombs scientists had made maybe did, in fact, go too far. Correy Ford goes on to describe the perils of using modern fire extinguishers and elevators doors. Back in his day, doors used a knob!
Ford finds himself frustrated with new technology, while still weary of what it all means for his security. Ford enjoys the new-fangled AC system that all the fellers are buying, but what if those systems break down: WHAT THEN?
When Ford talks about new furniture causing his problems, we begin to see a greater problem for him. It’s not that new tech is lousy; it’s all of 60’s design that needs to go. Ford hates the still metal chairs in his house. Tech didn’t put those chairs there, my man. Hippies did.
The article ends with Ford noting that airlines suck. No complaints here. And as a bonus, check out the love for D-Zerta Gelatin! “DZerta” sounds like a name that didn’t cut it as an anti-depressant brand.