What is the MCC among DGFs? I think it is ADS… Why?..
For example, if you are a DGF like me, then you would have a Blackberry which you would use only for checking mails even though it offers voice features & other stuff, that your cell phone offers. But you like your slide-open cell phone so much that you think it is better to carry a small cell phone AND an inconveniently small Blackberry – just so that you can rest your Blackberry somewhere on your desk while you are walking around the office. Sorry….I digressed. We were talking about ADS.
ADS is the MCC because a DGF things he can multi task will all the cables, wires and silicon chips that he is surrounded with. It is just that he doesn’t know when to switch tasks and how to prioritize them because he just cannot. As I realize how my life has been taken over by these mini silicon induced, AI driven, alarmingly smart & attractive devices over the last few years – I got to admit that I may soon become a DGF. Right now, my wife thinks I am addicted to my laptop PC as I just cannot seem to sit on my couch without it. I have even been challenged if I could spend one weekend without ever sniffing at my pet. That may be a challenge that I can easily take upon and win, if only I have the freedom to do whatever I want during that weekend. Well….I digress again!
With an 80GB sleek, blackish beauty (iPod) added to my DG bank, I have a booty full of devices that have specific duties that they perform for me on a given day.
The choices are getting narrowed down as far as deciding where & how I should transport them goes. So I have my cell phone precariously stuffed into my slack pocket while the Bluetooth ear piece is either on my ear (making me look like a deaf dude with an old-fashioned hearing aid) as I drive and walk or in one of my coat pockets while my blackberry always finds a spot in my shirt pocket – all this while my newly acquired palm sized external back-up hard drive tugs along with the laptop case to which it is lawfully married to. That’s just me during the week and when I am on the road.
The many facets of these Gizmos shall only dictate their love for you only as long as you show that you are dependent on them. The way the consumer market is behaving, it is only right to expect more of these gadgets that no one really needs but will want to own once they hit the market.
It is as if you suddenly realize that you need air to breathe and you go buy it. I just keep telling myself that I am not a DGF (yet) – that may be because I keep comparing myself with Gen-Yers. But should I be afraid of becoming a DGF? What if I become one?
Yes. I am afraid of become a DGF because the more time I spend with DGs, the less time I get to spend on other things – other creative things. Like simply scribbling on a piece of paper, making caricatures of sleepy faces & boring looks of dreary eyed participants in the most boring meeting I ever have to sit through. Like wandering through the streets when I have a couple of hours to kill while I am away from home and getting that time to think about ‘nothing’. Like being able to look at people, read their faces and understand their feelings, while my mind is busy assimilating those images & interpreting their circumstances and their social standings (and how miserable they are contrary to what they think).
Like star gazing….Like staring at a white wall… Like sleeping….
Like making more such confessions….