I just finished the last Harry Potter book. I know I am behind most of the world, but I refused to get into the series until the last book had been published. (I hate to be held hostage waiting for the next book.) Since I read them one after the other, I was really involved in the world of Harry Potter. However, I still could not shake my RF DesignLine editor identity as I read the books. For instance, as Harry channeled the evil Voldemort's experiences and could see from Voldemort's eyes, I could not help thinking, hey, this could be the future of mobile streaming video. How freaky would it be to simply have the images appear in your head? Yikes.
But stranger things have happened. My children laughed when they first heard my new cell phone ring. I chose the old fashioned "ring ring" for my phone. I did this mostly because all of the "free" ringtones were pretty lame, and I refused to pay to download a ringtone. I will probably change that position one of these days, but for now I've held pretty firm. I try to explain to them that when I grew up, nobody had a phone in their pocket. There was usually only one and it was mounted on the wall with a curly cord attaching the base unit to the handset. They look at me like, poor mom, how did you ever manage?
Of course, today my younger daughter asked me with a completely straight face if we had cooktops when I was a child, or did I have to cook pudding over a fireplace! I have to wonder if their children will ask them one day, ah mom, did you really have to carry a [fill in the blank: mobile handset, video player, music player] around with you? Why didn't you just get the embedded microchip