Web 2.0 will make Us Young Again?
Hmm, I’ve been a computer junkie since the 80’s but my hair was considerably darker then. According to Paul Lamb, thanks to Web 2.0 the “dot.com winter is over” and will be our “salvation”.
Raising their iPod-clutching fists to the sky, the technorati are demanding we take note of a new golden era, where we can be online everywhere and in every way. Our happiness, like cable TV and satellite radio, is to be on-demand.
To yearn for the good old low tech days is to be considered a “curmudgeon”:
Life is so much easier and hassle-free now that MP3 players offer us a blessed excuse not to hear or talk to anyone we don’t care to. And soon we will be freed from having to look at people as well, turning our attention instead to TV and movies displayed conveniently on our cell phones and other portable devices. How liberating it will be to be able to watch TV outdoors while jogging, hiking or riding a bicycle! The hunger for that kind of boundless freedom is certainly what makes the U.S. the worldwide leader in innovation.
Watching TV while jogging or riding bicycle? Pitty the rest of us curmudgeons. It’s a brave new world indeed.