I was listening to the news on Radio 2 on the way home on Friday and there was this guy from Blinkbox being interviewed. Blinkbox is apparently the next big thing in home entertainment. After you join up online you can either rent a movie to stream onto your computer or TV for a limited amount of time, or you can buy a movie that will be stored in your cloud for you to access in perpetuity. A virtual DVD shelf if you will.
This interview got me thinking on a couple of levels (doesn't happen very much, so make the most of it). Level one: the realisation that I'm listening to the Blinkbox guy and nodding along in agreement and understanding. This doesn't usually happen so it's a bit of a Eureka! moment, maybe thanks to Cam23. And, level 2: my, how things have changed over the last last 15 years... I feel a reflective moment coming on...
Spotify, or Blinkbox. All my course notes would also be digital, maybe on Evernote. At a push I'd have an 1TB external hard drive for extra security and storage. I could access my text books and dictionaries online, so I wouldn't need to lug those about. Even my camera would be integrated into my phone and I would stare with bewildered eyes at the mention of the acronym VHS. In other words, I could probably fit everything into a small suitcase, get on the train and save my Dad, his back and his poor old Volvo a lot of work!
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