Been reading some Douglas Adams stuff today (you know, the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy bloke). He came up with a set of rules that describes our reaction to technologies. Read on......
1: Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2: Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3: Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
I think he's got it just about perfect :)