Fast forward a couple decades later and I've fallen woefully behind in my technology. While I have a big screen TV, it's a bulky rear projection model that weighs about 3000 pounds. I have flip phone and don't text. My laptop which is closing in on 10 years old, has a broken fan and is barely usable.
I've decided this is the year that I update my technology. I plan to get a new phone and start texting. I intend to get a new laptop computer and hopefully figure out wi-fi.
My problem though is everything technology-wise keeps getting smaller. The other day I was using a friend's phone trying to read a story on the Internet. The text was so small I couldn't make it out. I don't want a phone with tiny keys if I'm going to text. If I'm going to read anything on my phone, I want it large enough to read without straining my eyes.
They're also making laptops smaller and lighter. I don't really understand why. Small laptop computers means a smaller screen and a smaller keyboard. My eyes and fingers prefer a bigger screen and bigger keyboard, respectively. (Why are they making keyboards so small people have to return to hunting and pecking to type?) And don't get me started with that eraser-type mouse on laptops. I hate it. As far as making the laptops lighter, that just means I'm more likely to end up leaving it someplace. Laptops weren't that heavy to begin with.
I like the new technology. I just don't think everything needs to get smaller. Smaller is not necessarily better.
Hmmm...I'm starting to sound like the late Andy Rooney. This is disturbing.