I have noticed with an amazing amount of consistency that when older people run out of things to discuss the conversation turns to software and computing devices. My theory is that because of their age the large majority were self-taught out of necessity in the early days of Windows and other equally horrible software. By talking about computing they find better products and solutions to solve their remaining problems, a technique developed early on out of necessity.
Young users have grown up with much better software and apps that largely work the first time and are less likely to use self-diagnosis as a means to IT
problem correction. Consequently they do not default to computing when more normal subjects are exhausted. Maybe they do not exhaust normal subjects as quickly as older folks. Maybe older folks just find computing more interesting....because they worked so much harder to make IT work.
Definition: "0lder people" 50-70; "old people" 80+