Smart Phones Are Taking Over the World
Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 1:06pm
We Gen-X’ers grew up with our lives punctuated by changes in technology. As toddlers, we listened to vinyl records and watched movies on reels, but really we grew up listening to cassette tapes and watching movies on VHS. (“Hey, did you hear the new Guns ‘n’ Roses tape?”) CDs were our first contact with the incredibly dense medium of digital music, which has remained our main source of music even today. DVDs were the video equivalent, being made commercially available in 1997.
That was 14 years ago. Seems like a long time. iPods came out in 2001, I only got one a couple of years ago. Being a musician and music lover, my iPod changed my life. Not only could I create my own life soundtrack, but I could listen to the previous night’s band practice while on the bus the next morning. Now I could listen to graduate-level lectures and famous debates and speeches for free. In the audio realm, I was happy as a clam. What could be better!
Now it’s your turn, once you get the basic skills: