YouTube: the black and white TV of our generation?
Think about it: tiny resolution, nastily interpolated, pixels the size of your pinky nail.
Not convinced? Don’t care? I don’t care that you don’t care. You’ll read the next paragraph and you’ll like it. You want to trouble me for a warm glass of milk before you continue reading? You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up. Now, you will read this post or I will make you read this post. Check out the name tag. You’re in my world now, grandma.
Someday we will stream 1080p video real time and have a hearty laugh at the digital incompetence of the year 2007. We’ll reminisce about the days when broadband speeds were measured in megabits and hard drives in gigabytes. The CD will be the new 3.5″ floppy disk, the 3.5″ floppy disk the new 5.25″ floppy disk, the 5.25″ floppy disk the new coaster, and the coaster will come full circle to become the hottest fashion accessory since slap bracelets (which by the year 2025 will have come into style again). We’ll say things like, “I can’t remember how I made my coffee in the morning without 18 terabytes of RAM.” Our toasters will have 19 petabytes of flash-based hard-drive memory with a 6 teraflop front-side bus. Our computers will be controlled by robots, whom, in turn, are controlled by a second level of robots. Sadly, these second robots will still run Windows ME and be controlled by ordinary computer mice. Don’t worry, however, because we’ll recognize the poetic silliness of this situation and laugh at the fact that our technologically advanced society has come so far, but still uses a mouse to control the robots which control the robots which control our computers.