I read an article in Sunday's NY Daily News about New Yorkers addiction to apps. I don't know about you, but when I hear the word "app" I think of food (appetizers), NOT electronics. Even though I am only in my early 40's, I feel more and more like a dinosaur each passing day. With an array of new gadgets and the "apps" that go with them constantly coming out on the market I find that I just can't keep up. I am quickly falling out of the loop. Take the Kindle and other products of that nature for example. Whatever happened to good old fashioned books? Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I do not own an iPad or Kindle. I'm an old fashioned girl who loves good old fashioned books (You know, the ones that are actually made with paper). I love the feel and smell of them. I inhale deeply as I walk into a book store because I love the smell of new books. Wait, I have an idea for a new product! You know how they have "new car" smell in those air fresheners that dangle from your rear-view mirror? Well, why not make a "new book" scent? No? Bad idea? Oh well.
I love being able to pick up an actual book, glance throught its pages before buyng it, hold it, feel its weight in my hands. But, I am a dinosaur. My kind is becoming extinct.
I do not own a Blu-ray DVD player (heck, I still own two VCRs!), I barely manage to work my cell phone (bluetooth? What's that?) and I have no idea what an iPod is. Oh wait; my ten year old son just informed me that it is some kind of gadget that plays music (whatever happened to the walkman?) Please, somebody tell me, when did I turn into my parents? Am I alone in feeling this way or are there other dinosaurs roaming around out there?
I guess I am still somewhat in the loop because I did managed to figure out how to create this blog. Right?