Tag Archives: Technology
Sitting here watching The Masters, the HDTV we now take for granted giving a spectacular view. Simulated 3D looks nearly real, and I’m struck with the memory of my Uncle Lindo watching wrestling on Saturday evenings with so much snow on the screen I couldn’t make it out.
Yes that was the late 70s, but in these past 30 years the changes we’ve seen are astonishing. TV, computers, music, phones, it would seem like magic to my late Uncle. To be able to contact anyone from pretty much anywhere at anytime, to look up any piece of information from any locale, its astonishing to me when I really think about it. The fact I’m writing this while sitting in my recliner with a piece of equipment that is not as thick as some newspapers and no heavier is pretty amazing when you give it thought.
Seeing the preview for the Google Glas project (whatever credence you may or may not give it) makes me ooo and aaaw like a kid in a candy store. Whether it ever sees the light of day is, of course, yet to be seen, but the point is something will, something we cannot imagine now any more than my uncle could all those years ago.
Yes, we have a lot of privacy concerns, lots of worries about corporations and governments spying on us, but all in all, its kind of an exciting time to live is it not?
Lets see what tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow bring.
I’ve read a few articles over the past year about people trying to give up email for other options, but as of yet I’ve not seen a persuasive case for what that something is.
I think some tech geeks, me included on times, think that because its been around for ever, we need a replacement. Maybe we do, maybe its just that for what we need it’s the pinnacle already. Yes there are more instant options, and I use them, but an email is not supposed to be instant, its not a conversation. It should be a place to write thought out communications, summarized thoughts, coherent ones. I often find an email an outlet to focus my thoughts and share a consensus from an instant messenger conversation.
I’m not going to say email has reached perfection, but I’m just not sure there’s a better option, nor that we need one. It does what its intended to do, it solves the problem its intended to solve. But like everything else, someone may have a radical idea tomorrow that will revolutionize this whole field, and my opinion.
That’s part of the fun of this time in history, and bring it on. I’ll be the first to switch 🙂
I looked at my first 3D tv “programming” yesterday at Best Buy. And I have to admit I am pretty intrigued and impressed. So I came home to research it a little. Turns out that while it looks great, tv programming is pretty much non-existent here. There are some blu-rays being made available, but not a huge amount.
I guess even for someone like me, a geek who loves to have everything as soon as i comes out, I’ll be waiting a while yet.