my brain just threw up a little…

August 3, 2009

technology amusement.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sol @ 2:08 pm

Yesterday I paused for a moment to reflect on the fact that just in my lifetime I saw phones with rotary dials, calculation machines with perfo-cards, and teletypes at post-offices with armed guards next to them. I saw telegrams being sent. I saw payphones duped with re-dialers imitating sound of coins being dropped.
So I paused because I was having a typed conversation from a unit no bigger than a pack of smokes while standing on the deck of my condo. I was conversing with a person who was using even a smaller unit, and she was on a train, half way around the world, going from some shit-hole in France to Amsterdam, I think.

3 Comments »

  1. Same here. I look at my little mp3 player and marvel at how much music the thing can store. Just try carrying around 8 GB worth of songs on vinyl, you’ll need a truck. The advancements made over the last 20 years are simply amazing.

    Comment by wattersm — August 3, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

  2. 80Gb ipod… ten trucks on vinyl.

    Comment by Sol — August 3, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

  3. xo

    This was the best train ride ever.

    Comment by benny — August 19, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

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