is soooo much cooler,
I am still having a really hard time relating to the digital world, although I am grateful for this camera, now 8 years old, and clunky as hell (but considerably less clunky than say, my land camera, so see, everything really is relative), a camera that allows me to add poorly rendered illustrations to my babbling.
You have to love that kind of instant gratification, but mostly I am still really resistant to the whole digital thing.
I am particularly pissed off about the whole tv switcharoo.
Half the time we can't get any reception, at all!
No, I will NOT give in and get cable anytime soon.
I also HATE DVDs.
I can never rewind or fast forward the way I want, it always results in multiple efforts, where I skip over the part I want to see, or skip to the end or back to the beginning, and then I get all angry and yell at the VRC, which makes Mark really defensive, which results in me yelling
"WHY? Did you build it? What's it to you?"
or something like that.
Sometimes both Rolf and I get mad at the DVD player at the same time, and the kids involve themselves so it becomes a sort of digital haters, lynch mob, with daddy feeling like the outgunned sheriff.
Oh, and don't get me started on CELL PHONES.
I HATE freaking cell phones.
You give a semi-normal person a cell phone and they instantly transform into a rude idiot.
No one can make an appointment anymore, or commit.
You have to CALL them.
I don't want to CALL YOU, I want to see you and I want to know if you can see me, period.
I have no desire to call you and get a blow by blow of how you spent your time between our meeting.
I also do not want you to sit in the car-cafe-movie theatre-dog catcher with me and chat on your cell phone to someone else.
It is RUDE and should be avoided at all times.
Turn the goddamn thing off and make your calls in private, later, when you are ALONE and have nothing else going on.
The other thing that just chaps my hide, is the relentless upgrading of the computer.
Every time I turn around there is some upgrade, necessary to make the bloody thing functional.
I don't want it to be state of the art, I want it to work.
I want it to work every time I turn it on, and not run me through endless scans and upgrade. Just work.
Is that too much to ask?