Man, this week’s Dustinland is based on a true story and it sure does make me feel old. I mean, I’m a Gen Xer, and I laugh about how being little and playing Oregon Trail and using BASIC on those stupid green screen computers and doing this whole thing:
10 PRINT “DUSTIN”
20 GO TO 10
In case you don’t remember, that would make an old school computer print DUSTIN in a continuous loop. Yup, that’s about as far as I got in terms of programming. You can probably tell that just from looking at my site but anyway, if you think that makes me look stupid, just wait until 10 years from now when little kids start laughing at you for having CDs. Hell, I just read an article from the BBC where they gave some 13 year old kid a walkman and he reported on how crappy and archaic it was. Well, call me a stegosaurus but I’ll tell you one thing: when my walkman broke, I could buy a new one for about $50 max. These freakin Ipods break after a year and cost $200 minimum. Not to mention Iphones. I know people who have the “old” Iphones and have already been suckered into dropping a few hundered bucks on the new one just so they can cut and paste. Whoopdeeshit!
Alright, Andy Rooney hour is over. At the end of the day, most new technology is pretty awesome so I won’t be bitter because I’m too cheap to spring for it.