I have 2 cell phones, a land phone, a bluetooth headset, an iPod Nano, a Creative Labs MP3 player and a Palm Organizer all plugged in and charging. I’m listening to internet radio, commercial free where I can build my own stations of songs I like and remove the songs I don’t like from the songs that play so that at the end of the day, I’ve got a station that plays nothing but songs I like. When I want to watch something on TV, I pick up the remote that came with my computer and play TV on the second monitor I have attached to my pc. When I want to call a friend overseas, I open a program and dial that friend over the internet and we connect, for free. Oh, and I click on the video button and we can both see each other, for free. The audio and video are quite good considering.
The point of all of this? Not so many years ago, none of this was possible. It’s amazing how far we’ve come with technology. Granted, I work in technology so it would make sense that I’d have so many “things” but still, wow. The children of today take these things for granted. They’ve never lived in a world that didn’t have these things. It’s not uncommon to see a teen with a cell phone against one ear and an iPod plugged into the other. To punish a teenager today, you take their cell phone away. They go through withdrawals. Blackberry PDA’s are called Crackberries because so many are addicted to them. But not me. I can give them up…Well, sometimes.
I’d like to hear what “toys” you have that you especially like. Please comment.
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