Thursday, August 01, 2013
This made me think of all the things that have changed in the last few years. How some things were way bigger before and are now so small and so much more powerful; and how dependent we've become of technology. It is almost as if some of us lost the ability to think for ourselves, we have a machine (read computer of some sort) to do that. I know that I do rely on my calculator. I need one for work and use one daily. I do less and less mental calculation - I use my calculator for that too. Some people don't ever use maps anymore, they use a GPS of some sort. I like the easy aspect of the GPS, and still can use a map. Think about our cell phones, those babies have changed. Remember the big bricks from the eighties? Now they're so sleek and can do so many more things than a simple phone call. Cameras, those have changed too. I remember Hubby's camera when we met (about twenty years ago), it was big and clunky with this huge flash and it weighed a ton. Now we have a little digital thing and it may not offer all the options the manual one did, but for me the non-initiated photographer, it is great. And oh so light! Remember our boom boxes? Or our sound systems, with the subs and huge speakers? Last weekend a friend was playing music in his back yard using a little speaker box, wireless, connected to his iphone. Crazy! I know things have changed, I see it and yet at times it freaks me out.
I guess I'm getting old...er. Sigh.