I came across this funny on facebook, posted by an old uni roommate of mine. It occurs to me that this cheeky wee image makes me a little sad. Whilst my toddler whisks her way through the touch screen menus of my phone, tablet PCs and the underwhelming IPad, I can't help feeling a little something has been lost. I am not unaware that I am following in the footsteps of the laments of generations before mine... I'm quite certain these cries were heard about computers vs pen and paper back in the day. But still...
I am quite the sentimental type and will hang on to any item that even slightly whiffs of nostalgia. Of course, this is much to my detriment as it also means that I hoard the most useless bunch of crap that ever existed since Noah built the Ark.
I wonder at the hundreds of cassette tapes that have boxed up in the attic. I love listening to my tunes and have made full use of the modern technology that is the IPod...I have most of my listening appetite on it (them. I have a couple. And the IPhone). I will most likely never use a cassette player again - in fact the only one I do have chews up cassette tapes in the only way an '80's relic can. So WHY are they taking up valuable storage space?
Because a little part of me worries that one day I will lose my music collection in cyberspace. Because you can't lose a cassette into thin air. Now we have iCloud...where (for a small annual fee) we can store hundreds of millions of documents, photos, files, data, you-name-it into nothingness. Brilliant, isn't it? (It's genius, no wonder Apple wipes its backside with $100 bills)
Call me a technophobe but seriously, everything's virtual these days, don't some of you hanker for the tangible?!