A Gap in my Technology – Radio Rewind
There seems to be a technology gap in my life. I am driving down the road – the radio is on – usually just background noise. What was that? I catch the tail end of a conversation (maybe an advertisement) and immediately reach forward to rewind.
Oops, no rewind on my radio. Has this happened to you too?
Multiple times over the last several weeks I have reached for the radio rewind.
What makes me think this way? This used to not be a big deal. I remember rotary phones and transistor radios. We had a tube TV’s growing up. I have become conditioned with the technology in my life. Podcasts, TED Talks, YouTube, digital video – the ability to listen and watch at will and to hone in to precise locations in soundtracks. The DVR on my TV – pause, rewind, repeat – it’s all there at the remote.
I watched a toddler recently reach up to a TV screen with the thumb-finger action attempting to re-size the image. We had a good laugh – this is becoming the new normal.
I find myself frustrated with my desktop computer monitor – having become so conditioned to scrolling, selecting, dragging, and resizing things on my tablet or phone touch screen with just a flick. Using a mouse almost seems archaic.
Don’t’ get me wrong – I am not quite ready for the next wave of technology where I don’t even have to touch the screen.
All I want is rewind on my car radio.
. . . . go have an Awesome Week!
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