Just want to report in from a Spring like stance on what has been happening with me. Yes, Spring has finally made an appearance in Southeastern Michigan and though it’s absence the last few days has brought great consternation to us all, it will shortly return. I have been Tech obsessing like a mofo the last few months. And have finally settled on that great standby Triple Play from Xfinity which of course is ultimately the evil Comcast which has been scratching and crawling toward supremacy and influence at alarming rates. So I figured who better to align with than a true media titan?
This will keep us out of the fray for several pursuits, A cellphone or Smartphone as they are called now, HTC, Samsung and Apple are all duking it out right now and June the iPhone will unveil its latest and I am just exhausted from trying to decide which is the soundest investment and I do mean investment. because a two year contract is a cool two grand, if not more. So F that. I don't need no stinking cell phone and I will shortly be, probably the only person I know who doesn't have one. If god wanted us to have cellphones he would have put an antenna in up our butt a long time ago. Course I suppose one out the ear would make more sense, but I say the butt cause most the folks I see with cellphones act like they have something stuck up their ass, and assume it must be the antenna. In my career of telephony we always had some sort of communication device, from pagers in the eighties, to Skytel or Motorola personal terminals and then the blasted cellular device invasion.
It was an incursion into a way of life that still is evolving but I would sum it up into one word: it SUCKS. No other device, well maybe the TV or computer, has stripped the human spirit or psyche like the cellphone has. Its always on, never alone, invasion has robbed generations of alone time and solitude. I use to relish getting in my car and knowing I couldn't be contacted until I got to my destination. Now the cars these days are more interconnected than a modern day aircraft carrier.
But that bitch aside, I have made the move to splice my cord cutting ways, cause I can't seem to shake my sports addiction and the only practical way to consume large albeit unusual sports consumption is with either cable or satellite, although I hold out hope for Intel Media’s foray into web delivered content is an only when, not if, proposition. And with Directv or Dish you have to sign a contract that are even more invasive than the cellphone contracts.
So I am happy with my decision and am anxiously preparing myself for the glorious day when my self install kit arrives and I fire up the boxes that will again connect me to the multi channel splendor that is modern day media consumption. Stay tuned for a full report on what is sure to be a double edged sword of delight and misery.