This is in all industries. And it’s also exasperated by the boomers also working longer and not retiring and making space for the younger generations to replace them. Combine that with fewer overall jobs, and PC/ politics/HR, not competency, making staffing decisions, and their seems to be a group of folks left in the stone-age.
But also, the technology companies are now just doing evolutionary updates with very little REVOLUTIONARY. Additionally, because the real economy is F*'d, these companies must push new tech each year for upgrades so their CEO’s can make money.
Look at smart phones, they keep coming out with new ones each year that cost more and more…but an older model works fine. Example: Iphone 4s from 2011 does all the apps and stuff fine. I’m typing this reply on a desktop computer from 2008 running windoze 7. IT works fine. The push to upgrade each year is a huge cultural shift of planned obsolescence. My family had the same TV from 1980 to 2002.