Certainly living in the San Francisco Bay area for the last . . . . holy cow – almost 10 years – has immersed me in a very tech savvy culture.
I often take for granted and as a given things like broadband access, watching video online, downloading & buying music almost exclusively online, blogs and blog search engines, getting my news through an aggregator so that by the time I get home and my wife puts on the “evening news” it’s all old to me.
It’s really easy to forget how far out in front I am from most people. This is not a boast – just an observation because most people don’t do all these things. Yet.
But I was that way even before moving out here. In the early 90s cNet had a Sunday morning tech show – remember that one?
And Soledad O’Brien hosted a tech show called “The Site” with a virtual character Dev Null. Anyone remember that? That was awesome!
Yes it’s true . . . I’m way too cutting edge. ,-) It’s important to me to be aware of where things are trending – but also not get so lost in being out on the edge I forget where everyone else is.
At first I was shocked – and then immediately – almost the entire content of this post flooded into my brain. It wasn’t really a surprise – but it’s good to be reminded there’s normal people out there who are still totally unaware – who still have yet to discover some of the things tech geeks have already taken for granted.