Monday, 24 May 2010
Technology is just amazing.
I was born in the fifties when there were no mobile phones, personal computers or internet. I am now writing a blog post on an iPhone.
How many things in life become instantly indispensible? My new phone is…and I haven’t even made a call with it yet.
My face is constantly riveted to this little screen…it’s sucking my brain…
I have used computers since the mid-nineties, but was never comfortable with them.
Mobile gadgets, PDA’s etc. (with those styluses!) turned me off even more.
Yet here in my hands is a mobile device that is an absolute blast to use. It’s ” smart” enough to capture the imagination of a technophobe like me.
Maybe the key word is…hands.
There’s something about physically touching the screen and being able to move things around with my fingers (the word-processing features I am discovering while composing this post are really entertaining). It’s so quick and responsive I feel literally connected to it. It creates the illusion that there are no “layers” between my finger and a result.
Is this why I chose to play the guitar instead of the piano? Direct, tactile contact with the source of the sound?
Not to mention that it’s portable, cleverly-designed, and easy to use…that I can record and then globally publish a thought instantly, anywhere…and that it’s ass-kickingly faster than my laptop.
Whatever the reason, this is the first computer I’ve ever enjoyed using. I can’t put it down.