I distinguish between a genuine innovation, on the one hand, and a toy or gimmick on the other.crfriend wrote:Grok wrote:
For the record, at the moment I'm 53 (with that number increasing by one with each passing year until I exhaust my ration). There are guys younger here, and guys older. Of note is that to a one we have all taken umbrage with the style options afforded men and decided to become "early adopters" of a new, more vibrant, regime. We are not the "sticks in the mud" we might make ourselves out to be.
I don't want to be bothered with other peoples' gimmicks.
In terms of Information technology, some uses have been innovative and useful. (I'm not entirely a stick in the mud). In terms of mens' clothing, Western civilization could be considered extremely laggard compared to some other societies.
Interesting comment, crfriend, regarding your coworkers. How, exactly, does this "new, vibrant, regime" look and feel like? Considering how conservative the work place tends to be, I have trouble imagining something besides the same old/same old.