When we walked in to Starbucks the other day, there were very few people … five, six customers, perhaps. One guy was sitting, working on an ordinary laptop computer, a young girl was looking at her iPhone, with ear phones on, but beside her was a thin, white computer too. Another person was doing something on a tablet. A thought struck me: «Wonder what kids/young people would think about this picture in … say, fifteen years?!» Will they wonder what these people were doing? Will they think that their gadgets were hopelessly outdated compared to their own standards? How much more can be invented in this age of cutting edge technology that we live in?!
I’m fortunate, as I’m old enough to have lived to see it all happen. The kids being born now will take it all for granted, like I did with the telephone. I don’t do that … I’m still in awe, so I’m glad I am the age I am. I have used razor blades to correct typos with the typewriter … gone from there to upload photos to the web with my iPhone.
When we were at the Reversing Falls, a few days ago, a little old lady was standing there, by the railing with her iPad. She struck up a conversation with Gerry … something about how low the tide was and if it would get any lower, I think it was. They talked for a while and it turned out she was 82. Somehow, that made me happy …. to see senior citizens taking advantage of the latest technology.
The above was just a little reflection. Apart from that I haven’t done any deeper thinking — the muggy weather is on top of my mind right now.
Saw a baby blue jay in the park! He was young enough not to be scared … still had some baby fluff and the blue parts hadn’t become as intense are usual.