I'm a 30-year-old developer and I have a land line with no caller ID. It also has no long distance service and no other unnecessary frills. It exists for emergency calling and so that I can have a phone number to give out when I don't want someone to be able to reach me on my mobile 24/7.
And "fiddlesticks" is a perfectly appropriate response to new technology, especially anything that might be approved by a PHB.
Commenting on comment's comment is probably the worst comment ever. So I promise not to do this again. I actually think very much like marpag here. I guess that quite many of us have specifically experienced exactly same kind of bigotry against our own parents as depicted in this very cartoon. And I am not patronizing elderly people here, believe me on that. Correct me if I'm wrong, but (in short definition) isn't it precisely satire which represents the impossible as possible? If so, another excellent strip, says me.
Who do you think you are? Jay Leno? This cartoon is very bigoted against old people. The stereotype that you believe in is not very true of the vast majority of older people. Hey but while you are at it, why not poke fun and handicapped young people? It would be a hoot.
Well, maybe those folks don't really resist but persist. Intervention in other people's principles might be a bit hazardous unless, of course, you do update every single gadget you own every single possible time. Another excellent strip, says me.