Joe Riley shared this cartoon in another part of the forum, but since what I wanted to say about it wouldn't have been on-topic there, I thought I'd share it here instead. I come across the thinking represented in this cartoon a lot so I am sure that it must be true, to some extent, or with some people. I wonder how true it is overall, however. I have had a computer since the early 1980s. My first computer came with a tape drive. My second used floppies, but the larger floppies that actually flopped, rather than the smaller version that were also known by that name. A hard drive was an upgrade, and one that I had to install myself. In fact, unless I wanted to use my computer as a word processor, I had to learn to program in order to get any use out of it. Any upgrades that I wanted done to my computers, I did myself, including building a better computer from the parts of one crappy one and another computer that was no longer functional. Before such things were available locally, I wrote an accounting program for the church where I was a secretary-treasurer. Also before such things were available locally, I wrote training software for EMTs and paramedics, and even sold site licenses to a few hospitals. I wrote the accounting and billing program that we used at Los Fresnos EMS. I ran a computer BBS before public access to the Internet was available. My first websites were created from scratch, entirely with code. I once spent a couple of weeks figuring out how to get my menu to change color when a cursor hovered over it. I no longer have the money to afford every new thing that comes to market, or the time and inclination, but for most of my life I was one of the first to upgrade to the newest thing, and I don't consider myself to be behind the times, technologically. Although I had bought him one of the first Ataris that came out, and had a computer while he was still living with me, my son has never had a computer, and has no interest even in a smart phone. My wife has a similar history. She was a graphic designer, and did search engine optimization before there was a name for it. She worked tech support for AOL. Our grandchildren ask my wife how to fix things that have gone wrong with their gadgets. Clearly, I can't speak for every kid in the country, and I am sure that there are some who are shear geniuses when it comes to technology but, from what I have seen, they know how to use technology, but if anything goes wrong they have to buy a new one or have someone else fix it for them. That's like the difference between knowing how to drive a car and knowing how to build or repair a car. I find these cartoons, and the idea that is perpetuated in such cartoons, on television, and in the media, as being insulting, the worst part being that kids are believing it. On an only slightly related topic, I can remember when my son brought the Pink Floyd album, "The Wall," home, and told me it wasn't anything I'd be interested in. He was surprised to learn, and didn't even believe me, when I told him that the members of the band were older than I was, that I had seen them in concert years before, and that their career had come and almost gone before they made a comeback with "The Wall." To him, they were a new band, but I was interested in learning that they were still around. Kids like to think they're smarter than we are, and that nothing we may have experienced or learned could possibly be relevant today. I find that insulting, and I don't think it's true of most people. Here in Millinocket, I haven't come across very many people my age or even a decade or so older than me who don't know how to use a computer or a smartphone, and I haven't known very many people my age who don't. Is that just the people I hang around with?