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I PODS AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY
"Download your favorite TV program
On your I Pod," the commercial implored.
Tell me? Why would I want to do that?
I do not care how good the technology is.
Or how clear that 4 square inch screen is.
After all, it is only 4 square inches.
I have to squint to view the screen.
And another thing:
Who is going to stand
In one spot
For sixty minutes
Holding their I Pod motionless
Viewing their favorite episodes
Of "Sex and the City"
Sure you can watch your favorite music video.
I have the same problem.
Who wants to hold it still
For three and a half minutes?
I do not care how crisp the clarity
Of the screen is.
How can you possibly make out
The minute figures in it?
Of course, you need headphones
Aren't you risking hearing loss
If you "pump" the volume high enough
And long enough?
I prefer watching my TV programs
And music videos
On my 28 inch TV screen--
374 square inches NOT 4.
Yes, now you can
Connect your I Pod
To an electronic component with speakers.
In the confines of your home.
Wasn't that what
We used to call a stereo?
I prefer listening to my two feet high Bose speakers.
And the commercials are bragging
How much smaller and thinner
They are making I Pods (and other MP3’s)
(and cellular phones).
Now I even saw an ad
In a magazine
Your cellular can possess
Gazillions of memory
And still fit in the palm
Of your hand
The keys on the keyboard
Would be so tiny
How could you possibly use it?
Yah, I know there will always be someone
Who will buy the latest gadget
No matter how impractical the “play toy” is.
All I can do is shake my head.
Am I the only person who thinks
This use of technology
Let me know?