I think I’m starting to get old

Yep.  I don’t know when it started actually, but I think it may be happening.   Dee and I were on the way home from running some errands, and the discussion turned to music.   During the conversation, I made reference to “spinning” some tunes.  “Spinning?” she says.  “Right… spinning… like a CD”.   And then it hit me.  CDs are loosing ground to MP3s and other digital technology, just like vinyl albums did back when.

I started feeling old.   I remember reading an article a couple years back talking about how that year’s college freshmen couldn’t understand analogies like “you sound like a broken record” because they had never experienced a broken record.  They probably hadn’t even ever seen a vinyl record.  You used to “spin” records.  At least that worked for CDs.   I guess before long, even that won’t make sense.

I wonder what the newest analogies will be considering kids these days are growing up with iPods and other such digital players.

“Dude.  Your bitstream is out of order!”

or perhaps:

“Dude.  You take up too much bandwidth!”

Yep.  I think I’m starting to get old.

Edit:  a couple more alternatives thanks to Yahoo Answers