RUSH: This is Rob in Colorado Springs. It’s great to have you on the program, sir, hi.
CALLER: Rush, it is an honor to talk with you, as always.
RUSH: Thank you, sir. Appreciate that.
CALLER: I am a Rush-raised Millennial. I’m also a technology aficionado like yourself and a big Apple fan.
RUSH: Well, cool.
CALLER: I want you to know that there is a large chunk of your audience who love when you talk about technology and tech blogs and everything like that. And I’m here to suggest that I think you should spend either an entire show or maybe start creating a podcast where that’s all you talk about, ’cause it is great to hear an insightful, conservative voice which obviously we don’t get from the tech blogs that we read right now.
CALLER: You are very informative. You have some really keen insights and it’s just too bad that we only get to hear you talk about it every once in a while.
RUSH: You know, I really appreciate you saying this. How long have you been listening to the program?
CALLER: I’ve been listening to the program since I was 18 years old. I’m now 30.
RUSH: So 12 years. Well, then you might have heard me talk about this, but going way back to year four, year five of this program in 1992, ’93, if I deviated from discussing whatever the news of the day was, say, to talk about the NFL or to talk about golf, I was inundated with complaints from my audience and the theme was “Stick to the issues. We don’t care about football. We don’t care about golf.” Still to this day, when I deviate from the issues of the day I hear from — I call them the Stick-to-the-Issues Crowd.
So when I deviate now and go tech, there’s a contingent of people that think I ought to hate Apple just for political reasons and they think I’m selling out by discussing Apple in a positive way and tech in general. I would love to spend more time talking about tech.
But the whole subject fascinates me. It’s my hobby. It’s where I go to get away from the, quote, unquote, news of the day. So I am very happy to hear that it interests you and that you don’t mind listening to it.
CALLER: And I think that you’ve built a base of Millennials and people who are younger than me because you’ve delved into that category and don’t just talk about politics and everything else that’s going on. Because even if they draw the wrong conclusions in their skulls full of mush because they read all these tech blogs, you do provide something that they’re interested in, and that includes the technology and the way we use it today.
RUSH: And it’s only gonna grow. It’s only going to get more incredible. I’ll tell you something, Rob, my whole life I’ve always said I don’t mind getting older. When I was 15, I wanted to be 18. 18, I wanted to be 21. 21, wanted to be 25. 25, wanted to be 30. Because the way I looked at it, people older than me, no matter what age I was seemed happier, more productive, better off. I wanted that. I wanted to be independent, self-reliant, and that hasn’t changed. There is one thing now that is making me regret getting older. Tech.
RUSH: I’m starting to think of all the things that I’m gonna miss. I’m fascinated by it. I’m intrigued by it. And it is advancing so rapidly that I just wonder what it’s gonna be in 15 or 20 years. It’s unimaginable to us now. Where we are now with some of this stuff is unimaginable 15 years ago or 10, other than to the innovators and the inventors who made it all happen. But it’s the only thing, the only thing that has made me, not regret — I don’t regret anything — it’s the only thing that makes me, I don’t know, disappointed about getting older.
So you talk Apple. Let’s say Apple has a 10-year plan for the iPhone. Would you make it a three-year plan just to make sure that I see it? You know, that’s my attitude. And don’t read anything into the number of years. I’m just using those as a descriptive technique. I appreciate the call. I really do, Rob.