Thursday, 12 July 2012

#292: Stuff I Miss

When I was doing my “Innovations I love” list, it did occur to me that in spite of my attachment to some new technologies, I am actually rather fond of some of their non-digital, low tech precursors.  For example:

Sharing pictures in a photograph album is an altogether cosier experience than directing someone to pictures in Picasa, Flickr, or even Facebook. (Perhaps I will feel differently if we ever become an iPad family.)

I miss letters and notes on nice stationery.  No one will ever be able to tie up emails and text messages with a ribbon and save them in a chocolate box.

Long play stereo records sounded amazing and looked great.  We owned this album and may have bought simply because of the ultra cool cover.  (What would all those graphic artists be doing today, I wonder?    Probably working for the video game industry.)
I loved this cover, but was disappointed to learn that she is covered with shaving cream.

I can’t believe that I’ve only come up with three things.  What else should I be pining for?

Maybe I’m more adaptable than I imagine.  Just as well since growing older seems be all about adapting in one way or the other.


  1. What about real, face to face conversation? The younger generations seem to spend an inordinate amount of time texting and checking in with their Facebook friends. Even phone calls are getting to be obsolete.

  2. True, true. We need more face time and less Facebook.