Originally Posted by BlackSummerNight
It's a 200 entrance fee....the total cost is much more.
And pretty much everyone is me me me, it's just in the end, most of the me me me's end up being we we we's.
Good point about the total cost (subscription etc).
As for "me-me-me", I think that changes drastically for age. Not for everyone, but for enough people that groups of 30 somethings interact differently than do teenagers or college students.
Going to college opens one's eyes to the breadth of types of people and how they live their lives. Being married causes people (or should cause people) to constantly weigh their own wishes along with those of another. Having kids forces people to shove aside their own personal preferences on a daily basis. Stylish clothing tends to give way to saxophone lessons. Getting fired from a real job makes people more attentive to the wishes of someone else, their boss. (No, i'm not married, don't have kids, and have never been fired... but the theory seems sound.)
Hopefully this doesn't sound like a criticism of any age group. It is fun to interact with people of all different ages. Nor do I consider the behavior of young people to be bad, just different.
To try and bring us back on-topic, consider this...
Computing has gone through a few demographic shifts in the handful of decades it has existed. For instance, most computer science majors used to be women. This was back when computing was seen as a clerical profession. Desktop computing changed things as did personal/home computers.
We're currently in the midst of another shift. Pocket computers, such as iPhones, will soon be found in the pockets of pretty much everyone, even elementary school kids. When updates like iPhone 2.2 are released, the bulk of commentery will be received from different people than in the past.
The demographics of the feedback loop have changed.