Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Simple Technology

Most people are a bit surprised when they find out I'm not a tech junkie. I don't know the first thing about fixing a computer, I probably couldn't tell you what the latest brand of ipod is, let alone alone all of it's features, and I'd probably look like a baboon talking on a basic flip phone. I can appreciate advancements in the technology that we use in our daily lives, but at the same time, I could do without some of them.

These day, we have phones, Androids, BlackBerry, Robot, whatever name they go by, that let let you go on the internet as well as come with all the bells and whistles of a standard phone like video, pictures, texting, and all the others that I can't even think of. Usually, when I go on the net, I do it from my PC. I don't text nor do I even know how to text. Unless you can say it to my face, in an e-mail, phone me, or post it on facebook, I probably won't get the message.

I'm perfectly fine with DVDs. Yes, I've seen the super crisp, crap-your-pants picture quality of Blu-Ray, but I don't feel like forking over even more money for better quality when DVDs have served me well over the past decade. Besides, it's taken me a while to build up my DVD collection and I don't even want to think about how much money replacing those with Blu-Ray would cost. As long as my 20th Anniversary DVD of The Goonies still works, I'm a happy camper.

I also like my video game systems to be simple. Most PCs these days already have built in DVD playback and your standard DVD players are pretty cheap too. When I buy a video game system, I want it to play games, not be some high end super computer. Adding extra features increases the system's price and with the rising cost of game and console development, shelling out even more cash is something we could all do without.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying all the extra added stuff we get sucks. I'm certainly not looking down on people who take advantage of all the features a super phone gives them. I'm merely saying that I'm fine with basic tech. Who knows, maybe someday I'll do a 180 and fully embrace advanced technology and end up texting like a teenage fool.

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