Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The lost generations...

It just occurred to me that anyone over 18 who is currently blogging is probably part of a lost generation. I mean that our past is barely documented, if at all. On the other hand the people growing up now will have more stuff on them than Hoffa did. They will have pictures (pics,) videos (vids,) and documents (twits, blogs, etc...) than anyone ever has had. Talk about no privacy.

What makes me think about this? The CFO's new Flip. It is easy, too easy, to capture anything at any time. This sounds good at first until you start to think what else might be captured. I have always tried to live by the adage that you don't send an email unless you want it posted on a website (the company website) with your name on it. But now we have to worry about EVERY action and comment we make. We might not be recording it but chances are, someone is.

The Triplets will know more about their childhood than the CFO and I know about ours combined. This can be a very good thing but I worry a little bit about info overload. Are some things better left not remembered? Is there a reason that we don't remember but so much about our own childhood? Too many questions....

Enjoy this little clip of the fast way down the stairs. Jackson is much more proficient as he did not get a raspberry from it like William did:)

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Generation Gap: A chasm, amorphously situated in time and space, that separates those who have grown up absurd from those who will, with luck, grow up absurd. Bernard Rosenberg, Dictionary for the Disenchanged, 1972

Al

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