Things I really hate:
GenX folks getting all bent out of shape about "millennials always being on their phones".
Shit, if I could have figured out a way to cart my Atari 400 everywhere so I could fool around with it in public you're damned right I would have been on that computer all day.
@craigmaloney someone yelled at me from a car yesterday for being on my phone while walking. Like not even a full yell, just a scolding tone.
Thing is, I was just adding a track I like to a playlist? I mean, what was I supposed to do? And I’m not really a millennial even
@craigmaloney We had this same thing about the Gameboys and Walkmans. 90's kid here, the best part of JNCO jeans was being able to fit a discman in your pocket.
At least phones promote some form of socialization.
@craigmaloney Now that I think about it, a better analog to phone-obsessed millenials in my day would be calculator-obsessed geeks. I carried my TI-58C everywhere so I could work on programs.
Not much has changed, in that regard. On my iPhone I have the phenomenal i41CX+. \o/
@craigmaloney Eg inappropriate times:
Placing an order verbally
Operating a motor vehicle, or any vehicle really
Standing stationary in the middle of the sidewalk or taking up all of grocery aisle, also
Walking out the door, not looking, stopping
Watching a movie at a theater
@craigmaloney It was a little after the heyday of the venerable 8-bit machines (C64 was my rig), but in high school I actually did carry around a programmable, graphing Casio calculator. I used to write little programs for it, like Mandelbrot generators and things to help me with math. Luckily it wasn't connected to anything else in the world. I am a little afraid to think what I would've been like at that age had there been these fancy phones.