Monday, June 29, 2009

"Walk(man) on By" (apologies to Burt Bucharach & Hal David)

BBC News Magazine has this story about a 13 year-old boy they invited to swap his iPod for--brace yourselves--a Walkman!

I wonder if occured to the young reporter that in 30 years some other young reporter will have the same feelings he did about the Walkman compared to today's technology as that future young reporter will have when he compares whatever's around in 2039 to what we have now?

In other words, specifically those of GK Chesterton: "My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday." - New York Times Magazine, 2/11/23

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