Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Did you know...

Uncle Mike sent me this You Tube link -- a very interesting compilation of facts of life in the age of technology.
If you have 4 minutes and 55 seconds to spare, this is really worth watching.


Thomma Lyn said...

Hi, Wylie! Wow, that was fascinating. It boggles my mind how fast things are changing, how fast things ahve changed since 1994 when the first graphics-based browser hit it big. :) Ha, I remember playing on text-based internet back in 1992, and then look at how things have grown since then. Many more opportunities for us writer types, too, by way of e-books and different means of getting our names out there.

While watching that video, I thought of my Gram, who was born in 1904, lived 100 years until early 2005, and saw such incredible change in her lifetime. But at the current rate of technological change, I will see even more change, if I live to be 100, than she did.

In a word: staggering. :)

Thanks, my friend (and your Uncle Mike) for sharing.

Ann said...

Very cool. I knew most of that about how many different careers a person will have. That just makes education so important, what you study doesn't really matter (unless you go into medicine or law) the important thing college and grad school teach is how to make connections- speed up learning new things by comparing/contrasting with what you've already learned.
I also thought about my grandfather. One of his first cars was a model A Ford, and his biggest regret was that he didn't live to see his third century (he was born in 1899).
Thanks for posting. :)