June 4th, 2012
Patrick Rhone has written a wonderful story about watching Television with his daughter. It’s really fascinating to think about how quickly things in the technology front are changing and how that effects future generations. When you work in technology, change is a given fact of life. I suspect that might even be why people are driven to different fields relating to technology. I know that a big part of my interest in web design and development along with IT stems from the fact that it’s an incredibly dynamic field. It’s downright challenging to keep up with things. That sense of newness and challenge is what keep the field exciting.
Rhone’s article put this in a slightly different light for me. I think of how things have changed…and might change in the future. It’s actually pretty fascinating to hear something from someone who doesn’t know the past. Even the very recent past. In this case…’old fashioned’ TV watching isn’t the past yet, it’s something that is on its way out. But let’s be honest, regular cable TV and network TV will be around for a while yet to come. The writing on the wall has been there for print newspapers for years, but they’re still hanging on.