Orange nails and a ridiculous looking first generation Kindle (Taken with instagram)
It’s not that I don’t appreciate technology. I’m typing on a beautiful white machine that’s not connected to any wires but is connected to the internet and is light enough to rest on my stomach. And I like reading about Alexis has recently eaten, which technology allows me to do. (And I like Alexis, who I even met once.)
It’s just that, how much technology do we need? Because at a certain point (maybe now?) they’re just inventing stuff so we’ll buy more stuff again. For the past 400 years, no one looked at a book, and thought, damn, that shit looks antiquated. But after four years, a first generation Kindle looks “ridiculous."
My often wise dad once said, "We live better than Louis XIV.” Which is true when you think about indoor planning and access to tropical fruit. But it seems like all we’re striving for now is convenience and novelty. But something nice about inconvenient, old things: they’re not part of this absurd cycle of want that technology creates now.