Another piece of pure genius by Scott Adams:
“I was reminded of this the other day at the movies. The theater asks customers to silence their â€œcell phones.â€ This already seems old fashioned to me. I only own one phone. Itâ€™s in my left front pocket all the time. Itâ€™s my home phone, my work phone, and my cell phone. All of those terms will be old fashioned in your lifetime. Your kids will simply have a â€œphone.â€
Do you remember when computers were â€œmultimediaâ€? That word went away as soon as every computer could handle sound and video. The descriptor â€œhigh definitionâ€ will evaporate in about ten years too. And you wonâ€™t have to talk about â€œdownloadingâ€ music because thatâ€™ll be the only way to get it.
Recently a friend joked about going to the library to help with his sonâ€™s school project. He said it felt like going back in time, to pre-Internet days. I wonder if libraries have an expiration date on them. Iâ€™m guessing yes.
I also wonder when the â€œe-â€œ will disappear from e-mail. Iâ€™m trying to remember the last time I wrote the kind of letter that requires a stamp. Iâ€™m guessing it was about seven years ago. I donâ€™t even check my physical mailbox daily. I only check it when I think it might be too full for the mailman to stuff more crap in there.
Do you have any soon-to-be-old-fashioned words to add?”
How about “cordless phones”?