Came across this video today at The Long Now Foundation. It is a great commentary of increasing impatience with technology.
I’ll be the first to admit I have an obsession with technology. There is little that gives me more satisfaction than finding the right technology to simplify a task. But as Louis CK points out, I think my fascination is born out of the fact that I remember when we had the dial phones. I remember my aunt who was on a party line and I had to wait until the neighbour was finished before I could make my call. I remember going to Malton Airport in Toronto for an afternoon to do nothing other than watch the planes come and go, amazed that something that big and heavy could actually fly.