No this is not a metaphor on old age but it could be at my age (75).
My Internet router was two years old and disconnected twice in the past two weeks. The way I see it, after two years most tech things need to be updated.
Time for an update just before Mercury Retrograde kicks in tomorrow.
A Spectrum technician arrived within an hour of me reporting the problem. He rewired everything as he showed me the difference between old and new everything including my TV cables.
I know there are alternatives around a cable bill, but I am happy with my set-up particularly as I record most of the shows I watch to view as time permits - and love the fast forward feature. I never watch commercials unless I know someone in them.
The new router in the pic above stands behind the monitor.