"Surely, I am hopped up on myself, but then I only have to look
at my sister to be taken aback. She is at the same age that I was
just learning the computer, and she is more comfortable using
instant messaging than I am. It is hard to admit, but it is
"My sister has over one hundred people in her AIM roster, and I
have thirty-seven. She chats with her friends every night after
school for about an hour (or more if she can get away with it), and
I chat with people only for about ten or fifteen minutes a day.
Even though I am actually helping develop the technology, she uses
it more than I do!"