Tech hasn't passed me by yet, at least not from the standpoint that I understand what's out there and available. But, I gave up trying to keep up with the neighbors when it comes to owning the latest tech.
I don't have any gaming systems, don't have my own cell phone (carry one for work), no iPod, no Tivo or digital cable (still using basic and a VCR), no flat panel TV, I don't text message on-line, only log onto MySpace about twice a month and my stereo system is 15+ years old.
I do run Vista on my home computer (installed it on release), carry a handheld (Dell Axim) which is WiFi capable, and do computer and network technical support for a living.
I used to be able to name the entire Intel and AMD family of processors, could tell you the name of three top video card brands and models, and quote chipset versions from both Intel and nVidia off the top of my head. I decided a long time ago that I just don't care anymore.
I got to a point with a lot of things like cable, Tivo, iTunes, etc that I just was getting nickel and dimed for everything. Everything needs a separate subscription, every service you add to your phone service or cable costs more than it's worth and because of that I've decided to opt out. The indifference to the knowledge of some aspects of tech is because it all ended up being useless when you could start buying computers at Wal-Mart for $200.