If you're like me, you've probably had to listen to your parents lecture you, on more than one occasion, about how you're so lucky that you live in this day and age, because technology makes everything so easy for you, and that when they were little, they didn't have dictionary.com, and they had to keep an actual ink and paper dictionary on their desk. They also didn't have emails, so they were always breaking their hands writing letters to everyone, and since they didn't have Google maps, they had to go out and buy print maps for themselves. (Like how do you even read print maps?)
They have a point in lecturing you, though. Life really has become so much easier because of technology, and it'd be great if we could all appreciate that. It's pretty amazing that, over the past thirty years, we've managed to condense an entire work desk into one little box of metal and plastic.
"We wondered what it would be like to recreate the desktop from the 1980's and then emulate its transformation through the computer age," the team says." We wanted to illustrate how technology has changed our world. "
This clever video from the BestReviews.com explores that desktop evolution from the early ‘80s to today, visualizing each tool as it is recontextualized into the equivalent we use now.
Thanksgiving has just passed a week (ish) ago. So student, don’t you have more things to be thankful for either than those cliché, overused “family, friends, etc” list you use every year?
matane! ~Rose and Cheryl