I actually don’t hate most of our authors or readership. Most of them, truth be told, are very good and interesting people. Yes, I make a lot of jokes at the expense of technophobic, change-resistant professors.
Not all the people we work with are like that. Not even most of them are, deep down inside.
Of course, some very senior ones are—and everyone has to at least act like they believe these Senior Academic Gods. Thus, problems.
Note to self: when I am old and crotchety, don’t be like that.
Further note to self: after attainting Geezerdom, remember that younger self kinda had a point.
Yet further note: even now, my cynical, nihilistic still younger self had several points. Find out what his good ones were, and develop them now that you know better.