Thoughts / you know you’re getting old… / December 22, 2006

…when a technological platform on which you have based an entire professional period of your career is described in terms of a new technological one:

‘”I’ll tell you what,” I said. “I’ll hire you and give you a computer and two months to learn Shockwave” [an earlier Macromedia product for making interactive graphic applications, like Flash today]” — from stamen design

(clarifiying the note: since these platforms are digital they tend to move rather fastly, so it is not the fact that they were superseded what talks about aging, it is the context of a generation not knowing about them so as to have to be explained in terms of the new paradigm)