I'm not a techie. Not a Luddite, but not a techie, either. I've got a fancy smartphone and a pretty good laptop and even a Kindle (though I have to admit a preference for paper bound between covers). But I mostly use a fountain pen rather than a ballpoint, though that last is probably an affectation more than a sign of being a non-techie. And though I have this blawg, I haven't mastered many of the things I'd like to do (like get spacing consistent and have fonts both consistent and with variations I might choose, and I'm completely at a loss for how to get text to appear next to a picture).
I played some recently with a friend's iPad and agreed it was cool, but couldn't think of why I might want one or what I'd do with it if I had one. I don't have an iPod, either. I don't send or receive text messages. (When my son sent me one, I didn't find it for over a day.) I don't Tivo (is that how you type it?). I'm not on facebook. I don't twit. I've no idea why I might want to do those things.
I'm not particularly proud of those things. I point them out as a way of saying mine may not be the most sophisticated response to this news story. But What the fuck were they thinking even to have the idea?