You were right.
(4th grade, 1962-63)
Louis C. K. on Conan
"Now you watch a movie and you take a dump and you're home."
HEY. Not India. THREE movies, at least. And some sleep, TWO meals and several snacks. It takes For-EH-ver.
The link to that video was offered up in a facebook exchange. I'll bring the cogent bits:
My fourth grade teacher told us in 1962 that when we were grown, people would complain about having to push buttons. At the time, I doubted it. She also told us there would be little computers people could carry around. She was talking about calculators. But sure enough, I complain about it taking ten seconds to load something, and today I used Holly's phone, and was slightly indignant that the button I pushed to hang up (where it is on my own phone) turned on the speaker phone.
Caren Knox send this:
Sandra - have you seen this? "Everything's amazing, and nobody's happy"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1CZTLk-Gk
I try to remember this when I'm thinking, "Ohhhh, my gaaahhhhh, this site sure is taking a long time to looooooaad!! On my phoooooooonnne!" Take a minute, breathe. I am carrying a computer in my pocket! Amazing!
Holly commented the other night about a John Sebastian song that says "And hey, Pop, my girlfriend's only three; she's got her own videophone and she's a-takin' LSD." People DO have their own videophones now. And not that big Jetson's thing that looks like the original iMacs. :-) But tiny, in their pockets! Mine is also a 5 megapixel camera that does panoramic photos and video. But it's two years old; kind of outdated. YES! And I went to 4th grade in 1962 and I'm still alive.
When I aim a cursor at "publish post," this will be immediately available to friends and strangers all over the world. I love these communications toys and tools.