Thursday, July 22, 2010


I was driving in a very rural area Tuesday when something occurred to me. The Internet has really changed the way we live. Specifically the way we go to the movies.

Remember when you wanted to go to the movies and you would grab this large paper thing called a phone book and look up theatres. Then you would call the number and wait while the automatic recording would come on to tell you the movies that were out and the times they started? Thinking back on it I actually get reminiscent of the time when I could listen to a robotic voice saying, ""Angels in the Outfield" playing at 11:45, 1:50, 4:00, 6:50, and 9:20."

Then there was the problem of having to listen to all of the movies until yours came up. Invariably someone was always in the room yelling, "Well, what time does it start?" and you would miss the times because of it and have to call back in and go through everything again.

Isn't it amazing what technology has made obsolete?

That is all,


3 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

Wouldn't it be nice to not know what the hell some made-up word like "Fandango" means? Oh, I miss the automated, mechanized voices that told us the times.

Proud Maisie said...

Indeed. The other day, Alistair got a Wii for his birthday. I have a love of old arcade games, and I thought back to my childhood. When I was not yet into double figures, my family got a Spectrum Sinclair, or whatever. Even at that time, my naive child-brain thought, "But apart from basic games, it doesn't do anything..." Even so, it did introduce me to Bubble Bobble, one of my all-time favourites. And-you-can-get-it-on-the-Wii. Download it for 5 quid, or however many dollars! Yay.

jellybelly said...

I do get nostalgic for the old days sometimes. Life is so much easier now. Everything you can get in an instant which is no fun.