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Self-respect online

I don’t know what to think about all the middle-aged people, almost all men, who are great enthusiastists for iPhones and Twitter and Plaxo and LinkedIn and even Facebook. It’s a little embarrassing, especially since middle age lasts a LONG time these days. Especially when I know what at least some kids think about it.  One close friend, definitely in middle age, understands: “If I retire I buy a Kindle, right?”

My kids simply laugh at me when I try to act like a geek. They keep me from some mistakes. “No CAPS LOCK, Mom, and no Comic Sans.” I used “c u” as shorthand in a text message once. Rachel responded, “Would you put that in a book? Don’t you have any self-respect?!”

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  1. I pointed out to Rachel that she had used an exclamation point herself. At first she denied it but finally admitted that in her desire to straighten me out she might have fallen herself.

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