"In my day ..." we had to trudge to the library, look things up in the card catalog, and make copies of pages for ten cents each.
When I was a kid we actually had to copy stuff by hand, because there weren't any "XEROX" machines. None. Zero, zip, nada. Schoolteachers used mimeograph machines to make test papers. Aw, yeah ... mimeo fluid ...
These days it seems that everyone wants to be famous. Things that were unspeakable 20-30 years ago are commonplace today (use your imagination).
As far as music, every generation has its "crazy kids with their [insert genre here]! The world's going straight to hell, I'm telling ya!"
Who am I to argue?