This stuff just makes me anxious.
To clarify, I own a Mac. I own an iMac. I own an iPad 2. I own an iPhone 4. I own an Apple TV 2 just like hundreds of thousands of other people but how is it possible to keep up with the latest trends and frenzies? My daughter (12) just showed me how to text for free on her iPod. This is amazing but apparently it’s common knowledge.
My point is that things keep getting better & more amazing but the expectations of what we as humans are expected to know is un-be-friggin-lievable. I saw a show the other day where this family from New York hadn’t even heard of Oprah before.
Emotional fresh air for some reason. Don’t know why, it just is. Part of me craves that kind of “lack of being plugged in” which is probably rooted in the fact that I didn’t grow up with a TV. And the irony in this post is so thick, I could probably cut it with a cake because I have been working non-stop in the web & social media world for the past 4 years.
You ever tried Instagraming an image to Facebook while Tweeting it to your buddy while including it within a short blog post on your site while beaming it to your Apple TV2? Same.
Can’t we just all be content?
No. We never will be. And the road to becoming content gets longer as more apps are invented which is both sad and rad (mainly because it rhymes). It reminds me of this comedy sketch that my buddy Bryan Minerly passed on a while ago by Louis CK called “Everything is Amazing & Nobody’s Happy” where he considers this “…the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots…”
How about we invent a NO–technology day. That would mean I would have a day off and wouldn’t be so distracted by the technology around me. I’d like to be a little more present in conversations and meetings. I hate answering / checking my phone when I’m in the middle of a conversation with someone. It’s rude. I guess I just don’t want to be “that guy” who’s always checking his devices instead of enjoying the moment…
There’s got to be a name for these kinds of people (including myself, unfortunately)… how about “technology prick”?