Posts Tagged ‘introspective’


The joy of new technology!

In Post on October 15, 2009 by BillieHarper Tagged: , , , ,

My birthday is still two days away, but because FedEx is unbelievably prompt in their delivery and my parents are really great at the whole “being prepared” thing, I have a new toy to play with! And thus I write to you from my brand new, shiny, purple, laptop. It’s funny that I had the same reaction to this as I did when I was five and got the exact doll I wanted for Christmas.

So, why, as adults, do we still act like kids on Christmas morning? Like our lives will never be the same now that we have a shiny new tool? Probably because they never will, and that’s a fact. I know that my life is vastly improved by this addition to my life. If only because I can once again experience sitting in front of the TV while typing a blog entry. It’s sad, really, that we line up for the latest cell phone, video game, personal technology…people wait in the cold for hours for these things and pay more money than some of us spend in a month to have these new toys. Even sadder is the fact that, once we have them in our hands, there’s someone out there already working on a newer, faster, prettier, shinier device for you to wait for next year.

It’ll never end. And our lives are forever changed.