It's still a poor article. They were trying for the classic generations misunderstanding each other and missed the mark because the generations are agreeing with each other!
No, mate, you missed the mark
THey aren't trying to demonstrate a difference of current opinions, but a difference in how we reacted *then* and how those kids react *now*. Back then, we thought Space Invaders was the greatest thing ever. And how many hours did people sit and move those two paddles back and forth?
Imagine if you take a few 30-somethings and force them to live somewhere with an outhouse for a month. I'm sure they and their grandparents would agree that outhouses suck compared to modern toilets, but the grandparents didn't know what they were missing as kids.