I love technology. I don’t understand it but I love it.
I love having gadgets, I love playing Words with Friends with, er, friends on my iPhone, I love reading on my Kindle and love that I can pause and rewind live television.
I’m amazed at how quickly human beings can develop new ideas – for example if you’d have said 100 years ago that we could just put a new heart in someone’s chest who would have believed us?
Sometimes I think we’re over-connected though.
It used to be that if you wanted to look something up you went out of your way to find the answer.
Now you just click your Wikipedia app and you are there.
I had a chat with an old school friend about why we haven’t organised a reunion yet and the answer is simple – 99 per cent of people go to school reunions just to have a sneaky peak at what people have been up to.
Facebook has negated the need to ask what someone does for a living or where they’ve been on holiday as we’ve probably already ‘stalked’ the photographs!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Facebook addict and I love Twitter too – but I still think that there’s something about this ‘over-connection’ that doesn’t quite sit right.
Last week we said goodbye to a great British invention and one that, in many ways, was the precursor to another British masterstroke, the world-wide-web.
After the best part of 40 years, Ceefax was switched off as the digital switch over concluded.
The red-button generation won’t appreciate the frustration of being on page 2 of 20 when you wanted page one, of forgetting to press hold until the last minute and pressing the reveal button to get the answer to a quiz only to find that it doesn’t work.
In its day, Ceefax was the Wikipedia, BBC News app and Digital Spy all rolled in to one – and it was British – but then again, all the great inventions usually are!