But still, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all, and so time appears to go by much more quickly than it used to.
We used to say there’s 100 channels and nothing to watch.
Our pictures were in photo albums that sat on shelves and in drawers.
We only saw movies in the theatre or on TV, loaded with commercials.
We read newspapers and magazines and hard cover books.
We carried a camera with us only when on vacation or a school trip.
As we know, that’s all changed, and now our days are full of:
Taking pictures since everyone carries a camera.
Reading books anywhere since we have them on our e-reader or iPad.
Listening to music and podcasts everywhere, because we can.
Watching commercial-free movies, YouTube videos wherever/whenever we want.
Reading online magazines, getting our news from thousands of online sources.
Viewing and sharing pictures all day long on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.
Filling the gaps reading snippets on Twitter.
Connecting on LinkedIn. Answering emails and texts.
…the list goes on.
We simply can’t keep up. It doesn’t help that after TV got worse, it got better, way better, thanks to the early trailblazing of HBO. Now, we go out for dinner and come home with 3 more TV series we “have” to watch. But when, when do we have the time, given the explosion of new content available to consume, let alone all the historical content that’s still out there.
When do we have the time to just sit, relax, and watch Citizen Kane, just one more time?