Cracked up at a comment on Richard Fernandez's post about the historical unawareness of young people, springing from the dismayed twits on twitter last week that the Titanic was a real ship that really sank and killed 1,500 people. Wow, it wasn't just a movie! And so this comment, following a number of people bemoaning the sad state of young people today.
I will admit that we grumpy old men have been making the same complaint since young people who grew up with the wheel showed no interest in how we managed without it. I remember the winters were worse back then and we had to trek over the glaciers to the school cave, packing 200 lbs of stone slabs to chisel our notes on. It was uphill both ways and we had to kill our school lunch during the trip.Heh! I remember when I my boys first understood what I meant by saying that when I was in college I wrote my term papers on a typewriter. Anyway, the comment immediately made me think of this classic: