A very small article in yesterday’s paper made me think of this image. The article referenced a recent poll that asked people what kind of device they used to take digital photographs. The results – while interesting – were not all that surprising (once you stopped to think about it). In a nutshell, it seems that 42% of adults use some kind of digital camera (DSLR, point and shoot, mirrorless, etc.), another 42% use their cellphone, 2% use a tablet (I think I’ve seen most of those folks), and 14% don’t take pictures at all. What’s really changing, of course, is cellphone usage.
In this image (taken last September in Valley of Fire SP, NV) the guy sitting on top of the back seat of this convertible was using a phone. We ran into them a few times while we were wandering around and I swear I never saw them stop. It kind of gives “drive-by shooting” new meaning. More importantly, I guess it means that the phones are winning. Is there anything that we don’t use them for? I figure it can’t be too long before somebody starts equipping them with a weapon of some kind. They’ll become the ultimate Swiss army knife. A gun that you can talk to. Siri with attitude. The world is changing……….
Speaking of change, I’m ready for it. Winter has become that not-so-favorite relative who comes to visit and then won’t leave. Fine. Winter can stay, but I’m heading out. Smack us around with another storm (due here Wednesday); I don’t really care. I’m going back to the desert. Heck, maybe we’ll see this guy again. Unless he fell and hit his head……….