Window-Shopping as a Form of Entertainment - Page 3
These gradual advancements in technology may seem insignificant, but what it is doing to our train of thought is confusing us. Someday somebody will identify this happenstance as window-shopping syndrome. The upgrade process was too confusing to absorb for society. Never before did anybody fathom that buying a cell phone would result in canceling their LAN line. People wanted the best of both worlds, a fancy rotary dial telephone and a portable cell phone, a PDA and a vintage typewriter. How much time lapses between the realization that the kids have grown up and no longer require DSL Internet speed as much as they now benefit greater with a smart phone and data plan? About the same amount of time it takes for a blockbuster movie premier to become available in DVD or digital format? The new millennium has shown us the capabilities of smart phones. Live TV streaming, 4G speeds, text messages and video calls, email, Internet, brain tumors, etc.
If I could turn on and off my cable service, I would. I’ll spend a few months next year trying out Netflix or Qwikster, depending on the current performance status of my DVD player, to catch up on my favorite TV series. I’ll have to wait until all my favorite shows are available so I can watch them at the same time. It will seem like I’ve suddenly begun hibernating in the spring time. Awkward. I won’t be able to review the most recent episodes everybody was talking about in November, and I’ll have very few readers visiting my blog about TV shows I review, but I will not be a slave to TV anymore. Praise the lord.