Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Give It a Second...

Came across this video today at The Long Now Foundation.  It is a great commentary of increasing impatience with technology.




I'll be the first to admit I have an obsession with technology.  There is little that gives me more satisfaction than finding the right technology to simplify a task.  But as Louis CK points out, I think my fascination is born out of the fact that I remember when we had the dial phones. I remember my aunt who was on a party line and I had to wait until the neighbour was finished before I could make my call. I remember going to Malton Airport in Toronto for an afternoon to do nothing other than watch the planes come and go, amazed that something that big and heavy could actually fly.

Yeah. I know. I'm showing my age. But that's okay. I've waited a long time to be this old and experienced and I'm going to relish every minute of it. So have a little patience, it wasn't all that long ago the cell phone in your hand was the stuff of science fiction.

Till next time... give it a second!

2 comments:

answerstartswithyou said...

Oh, I miss the rotary phone!

Found your blog through Mulled Vine - interesting thoughts on differences between generalization and profiling.

Daisy

Dennis Alan Gray said...

Thanks for the compliment Daisy and thanks for dropping by. Hope to see more from you.