OK. Now I feel old…

How old?
Let’s start with “very”. Primarily because I just worked out that my daughter’s primary school teacher was born in 1984.
(On the count of three, anyone my age and above can go “aaaargh!” in their heads. All of you wot are younger than me can just sit there silently and wait for us responsible adults to change your nappies..)

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Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.


  1. There’s a whole scary demographic out there that thinks punk is Sum 43 (not The Clash), rap is Eminem (not Grand Master Flash) and George Bush Jnr is the first and only George Bush. At work, I just keep my mouth shut…

  2. To be fair, when your daughter’s primary school teacher was born, you were in primary school yourself, so there’s a pleasing symmetry.
    If you want to feel young, do what I do and go to matinee theatre performances. Without exception, I’m always the youngest member of the audience.

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