Friday, July 13, 2007

State of the Art -- the telephone

My daughter and son-in-law from out of town dropped in Yesterday.  It was a surprise visit and I loved it. We went to dinner. 

I asked about my great-grandson, and she replied, "He's crawling now."  Then she casually took her telephone out of her purse and opened it, touched the screen, and showed me a SOUND, COLOR, MOTION PICTURE of great-grandson crawling, cooing, and starting to climb furniture. 

It was AWESOME. Not the cooing and crawling..all babies do that..but the fact that daughter was carrying sound, color, movies in her purse as casually as we used to carry snapshots. 

What a world we live in...I guess all grandmothers will do that eventually.

Perhaps I was awed by the wrong miracle.  The miracle of baby's growth and learning over-shadowed by the miracle of technology.

Wake up, Chuck, this IS 2007, after all. Digital photography was invented, what..ah.. twenty years ago?  What did you expect? Old fashioned Polaroid snapshots?

4 comments:

ggjack7 said...

Oh Chuck how great for everything I mean, the visit the movie, and last but not least the great grand child, how many do you have, I have six, two boys, four girls, saddly I only get to see pictures of them lately, I wish they could come for a visit, but everyone is so busy nowadays, you know work home, and they find their play time, but it usually in far off places that I've never been or heard of, it's a different time ain't it. Thanks for the visits and come soon and often. gg/Jackie

jckfrstross said...

LOL the new phones are awesome. have a good weekend

Deb

jmorancoyle said...

    It's a great day when you can appreciate both the baby and the technology that brought it to you.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/Jmorancoyle/MyWay

tendernoggle said...

I am glad you got to visit with your daughter and son in law Chuck. Yep, the things they come up with now!
love ya,
carlene