I wish I could go back to the days of being 'innocent', accepting new technologies with a kind of wide eyed wonder.
I have seen such advances in my lifetime. Tablets! Consoles! The physics and realism in games is stunning, given I started with pacman. The idea of hundreds of thousands of people playing together in an online world is fundamentally mind-boggling. That sharing photos...is now a click of a button, from making copies and mailing them? Madness.
And yet I've come to the realisation I'm a grouch. Everything technical I see I have to analyse and find things wrong with it, decide what can be improved upon. Simply to be able to say I'm still impartial and judge things on their merits.
But when you go this route, you realise nothing is 'perfect'. Nothing is even 'excellent'. 'Good' is a claim to fame very few can make. Certainly no operating systems. Not the underlying technology of computers. So many flaws and shortcomings in everything.
It's really miserable having this attitude. I kinda wish I was a fanboy, just so I could be blind to problems and happily use things without thinking about their issues. It's not even productive - who cares I have a list as long as my arm for each operating system with things wrong with it?
Just some thoughts. Impartiality is not easy, even my limited attempt at it.