Suddenly, on the internet, I am old. I first suspected this because there are vast expanses of itâ€”World of Warcraft, Second Lifeâ€”that I only know about in the same way as I know about television: through the Guardian Guide, perused with a rather ennui-laden policy of disengagement. Now, though, I realise that some suburbs of the internet don’t merely have no interest to me, but I couldn’t understand them even if I was an inhabitant.
Is this a carefully constructed parody? If not, then what the hell is going on? And, moreover, where are my shoes? Nurse!