Technology...ain't it grand?

Sunday, May 16, 2010
Technology has come a long way from when I was a kid. Hell I remember when a simple See and Say kept me busy for hours. "The Cow says Moooooooooooooooooooooo"

How did that thing work? It just facinated me that something so small had so many sounds in it and where the hell did that voice come from? I'm thinking now, who would record their voice for something like that and did they get any royalties for all those machines they made and distrubted? But I digress....
Now a days they have leapfrog pads for kids and hand held computers.

Telephones...used to have cords and most people had what we called party lines. That is when you shared a phone line with others in your neighborhood to cut down on cost.
And if you were real quiet you could listen to the local gossip by bitty ol ladies who had nothing better to do but talk about other peoples lifes.
When people called you and asked "Where are you!" You could officially give them their dumb ass sign because they called you at your fucking home - duh! Where else would you be! Pay phones where only a dime to make a a kid I would answer the phone "Edeline's eager eye...summer here summer gone...your dime, my time...spit it out!"
 I could not make a stupid greeting like that now a days with "quarter" in it...nothing rhymes with it. Wait a they even make pay phones anymore? If so...who the fuck uses them? 
Now a days everybody has their own number with their own cell phone. When someone calls you, you immediately know who it is before you answer, can command with your voice who to call without dialing a number and when someone on the other end asks "Where are you?" it is legitimate question.

Yes this is my familiar "Satchmo"

We always had pets when I was growing up. Cats mostly...the dreaded cleaning the litter box. Emptying all that clay into the trash with a *poof* of clay dust and stench rising like a nuclear mushroom cloud stinging your nostrils and making your eyes water! Blech!
Then they come out with the scoopable cat litter and the infamous poop scoop! Better...
But now a days we have a wonderful invention of the Litter Maid where the cat goes and 10 min later after the waste solidifies the scoop automatically scoops it into a receiving container, and after 2 or 3 days you just replace the receiving container. Man I love that thing!


Jarred said...

This is a fantastic post. My parents still tell me about the party lines their families had when they were growing up.

Some days, I think all this technology has gotten away from us and we'd be better off simplifying. But then I remember that I'm a software engineer. My current livelihood is dependent on people's love of technology, so I better quit trying to put myself out of a job, eh?

Arianne Willow Edeline said...

Yeah there were times I wish we didn't have party lines. It was annoying when those women would get on a roll

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