The general rule of thumb is that the younger you are, the better you are at handling the latest technology.*
Exhibit A: Eli winning 500 tickets in one shot at our local Dave & Buster’s:
In spite of that basic tenant, some kids can get easily flustered when presented with machinery that is only a few years older than they are. Like, for example, a Nintendo Entertainment System.
C’mon you guys, you have to jump OVER or ON the goombas! That’s like, Gaming 101!
But if you need any proof that older folks just can’t handle these newfangled contraptions, just click on over to this hilarious Tumblr, which displays the many times that grandparents accidentally tag rap icon Grandmaster Flash on Facebook, when they mean to write Grandma. They are often confused as to what happened, and they typically have no idea who Grandmaster Flash is. (Conversely, there are likely many Grandmaster Flash fans who are confused by all of the messages from grandparents on his Facebook page.)
*Of course, this rule does not apply to the Seniors who are viewing THIS website. You guys are doing great!