Really, is this the summer of cranky guys complaining about the whippersnappers and their gadgets?
David Brooks writes a column complaining about people judging status by who has the newest thing, or who has the best taste as determined by somewhat arbitrary standards. You know, like culture has worked since Gna’aah had a big wheel and a small wheel and Rrrruuu only had one big one. “Me have Wheel Nano,” the gender-indeterminate Cro-Magnon said. “Me want Wheel Nano,” its gender-indeterminate competitor muttered to itself. “But wait for Wheel Touch, and show Gna’aah. Show Gna’aah good.”