Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kids These Days ...

Hat tip to Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics for this clip of Louis CK on Conan O'Brien:

Everything is amazing, nobody is happy...

I love how he carries on with a "Bad Codger Attitude" (hat tip) despite not being all that old ...

... like his comments about dialing a phone. Kids these days don't know that the reason we have "800" numbers for free long distance (what was originally "WATS" lines[*]) is that it was so hard to dial those higher digit numbers. That is also the reason that the access code for long distance is a "1" in the US (we ruled telecommunication back then) and the original area codes for big cities were easy (like 212 or 313) and you definitely knew when you lived in a backwater town (an area code starting with 90). Now it doesn't matter, but we still "dial" a phone!

... but particularly his comments about flying. Except there are a lot of people who don't want to know they are 5 or 6 miles above the ground (they don't know what 35,000 feet means in real numbers) or ever look out of a window. I think they don't actually believe in flight.

Yeah, I'm that old, but I was also paying attention as a little kid.

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