People who still cling to obsolete, or at least long-thought-abandoned, technology, was our subject of conversation. The third foreign coworker present said, "Oh, my aunt still uses AOL". Wow, we said. We'd half-believed that AOL folded up long ago.
My new, young American coworker, C.R., chimes in: "You can tell a lot about people in these kinds of ways. It's like someone who still uses a Yahoo email". He chortles. Hmm: "I use Yahoo email", I says.
He disapproves. "That says a lot about you, dude." It does? "Everyone should have Gmail", he says.
It was good humored, and I don't have anything againsy C.R., but I don't understand his attitude. Who cares what one's email provider is? What's so great about Gmail that means every person should have it? I have used Yahoo mail forever -- I know it and I'm comfortable with it, and (significantly) everyone else knows that is my email, too. "You might be right, but as our coworker, 'M.W.R.', has said to me many times, 'I just don't care enough'..."
That's about what I said in response. About then, the bell was ringing. We departed.