"Here... check out this (link). But you have to use the most recent version of Chrome." Sigh. Haven't we been through this already? 15 years have passed and we're headed right back to the same place we started... "Best viewed in <someone's favorite browser>." It's sad, really.
Hell, Tesla plugged 200 light bulbs into the ground and lit them up 25-miles away from a power source in 1899 and the best we have now is Solyndra and the Prius? What gives?!
The sine-like cycle of technological advancements wouldn't be bad if each cycle actually gave us something new; you know, an advancement. Maybe that's what has me so jaded. Each cycle seems to rehash the previous cycle and there's nothing really new and exciting anymore. We're moving in circles, not traveling in spirals. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Is Quindlen right, and every story has already been told?
Wouldn't you like to have technology from 10 years into the future? It sounds tempting, but I'm not so sure I really would... because it'd probably be the same as what I've already had for the past 10 years just with a new marketing campaign.
Esperanto translation is available at zaemis.tumblr.com/post/38420865659/dio-bonvolu-doni-al-mi-iun-novan