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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