Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We Got The Technology

Violet had one of those "2" birthday candles on her birthday cupcake. The flame on the candle kind of scared her so I blew it for her and set it aside. Later she found the candle and brought it to me. She pointed at the wick, and wondering why it was no longer on fire she said, "Candle broke." She thought for a second and then said, "Batteries."

I thought it was funny that her first instinct was that batteries make things go, rather than the natural element of fire. That is only natural, as I try to keep Fire and Daughter as far apart as possible at all times.

I started thinking about the evolution of technology and how each new generation takes the technologies of their day for granted. It is interesting to think that an Iphone will be something ordinary and common to Violet's generation, like the amazing space-age cordless house phones were to me growing up. Will an Iphone seem to them like the huge suitcase-sized car phones of the '80s seem to me now?

Remember how cool Zack Morris on Saved By The Bell was with his?

I remember seeing The Mario Brothers on the original Nintendo game system for the first time as a kid and thinking that it was CUTTING EDGE. Amazing graphics! Technology had reached its zenith. I mean, afterall, I had only ever played Atari. Now I see it and think, man, I could make that.


7 comments:

Mount Belly Mama said...

Happy Birthday to your little one! I love her shoes above. Adorable!

Happy Earth Day to you as well. :)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Happy Birthday to her and to mom. Those shoes are adorable! It's so sweet to hear them formulate ideas (i.e. "batteries"). My 11 year old son saw a Christmas tree ornament I have of an old fashioned record player a few years back and he asked what it was! LOL.

mary evelyn said...

i came of age during the super nintendo era. that will forever be the one and only game system for me. although wii is close, it doesn't match the super mario world and donkey kong of my good old super nintendo.

Sidd said...

By the time Violet is 18 they'll be implanting phones just behind the ear. They'll laugh at the old fashioned external phones. Of course the implant will making texting a bit more difficult.

*mary* said...

Thanks for the Little One's birthday wishes, everyone!

Sidd- In the future you text with YOUR MIND!

Poetikat said...

Coming from the days of computers that took up a classroom and telephones that hung on the wall, everything is "cutting edge". I'm just happy I've managed to master a bit of it.

Kat

Blicky Kitty said...

It always gets me when my girls play library with beeping sounds instead of stamping things.

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