72hrs and counting and I’ve been suffering from man flu (yes it’s real) and while either curled up in bed or on the couch I’m reminded why I love the new world. During my incubation period I’ve been able to still watch all my favourite TV shows and movies, I’ve been able to play the occasional game and more importantly I’ve been able to socialise all through one device.. .my phone.
I grew up in a world of acorn school computers and floppy disks and as for TV we had 5 channels to choose from, and if you wanted a game snakes and ladders was normally the board game of choice.
Back then the internet as we know it didn’t exist so the ability to socialise in the comfort of your own home was an alien concept, and if you wanted to talk to someone you would either have to get off your ass and go to their house or pick up the house phone and call them.
The technology landscape has shifted massively in the last 10-15 years and the speed of which it’s accelerating is insane, just think about, movies, gaming and social. Now think about the way we access this content today as apposed to 15 years ago….crazy right. Everything I need from an engagement point of view can be accessed in the palm of my hand, Spotify, showbox, Netflix, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, to name but a few but I think you get the point.
So yes being ill sucks a great deal but at least being ill in today’s world you no longer have that feeling of isolation, in fact you can be quite productive when forced to sit/lie down for an extended period of time. Always a silver lining.