I have a dilemma. Yes I know the obvious answer(s) to this statement from the wags of the world, however it is not that kind of dilemma! No this is one of those dilemmas of convenience. How on earth could convenience create a dilemma you may ask (or not…). Well I’ll try to explain without rambling, although I think I may have already crossed that line already.
It begins with a PC, or in my case a laptop. A wonderful device which opens up the world and previews many wonderful, exciting and occasionally downright disturbing things one would not even know existed if it were not for the magic piece of plastic full of chip sets. It allows you to play music, watch movies and TV shows, create “things” and many many other favorite past times that were not portable before the magic piece of plastic full of chip sets came along and totally changed the world. Or fucked it totally some would bravely say.
And here comes the kicker – along with this awesome portability comes the need to store all the useless shit you now accumulate to enable the awesome portability. So you go out and buy a portable hard drive, take it home thinking “yeah, all good now that I can put all my stuff on it”. Wrong. Within seconds of loading said new portable hard drive to the point you believe it should “virtually” bulge, along comes more “stuff” that needs to be stored….. So you go out and get yourself a shiny new BIGGER hard drive and take it home thinking….. You get the drift I am sure.
I now have several portable hard drives all bought with the same thinking and naive hope each will satisfy the needs of my growing virtual collections. How. Fucking. Dumb. Nothing will ever satisfy this need, as the kids now have stuff, friends gives stuff, family gives stuff and it never ends!!!!!!!
And now you know my dilemma, you are possibly thinking it is also a dilemma for you too right? Sorry to point it out, but hey I had to share! I am almost at the stafe of believing it is a global issue that should be addressed at UN level, before global debt and any other friggin issues on the worlds plate. And it must be added here i am in the IT industry and still don’t have an answer that won’t cost the same as a small car!
Good luck out there and with xmas upon us, remember when you unwrap that shiny, awesome, portable piece of technology…. where are you going to store it all when it outgrows the device you just got?
Convenience can be a dilemma