of newspapers, vinyl records and phones you actually dial

10/11/06 at 5:33 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net, Tech | 1 Comment

Here’s an excerpt from my INQ7 Infotech @Play column piece:

THE OTHER day, my daughter Sam, who’s turning five in December, was singing one of the songs from the Disney original movie “High School Musical,” which I’m sure many parents are very familiar with thanks to its overwhelming popularity among kids.

Sam was jokingly repeating a line over and over again, and my wife Ellen laughed and asked her, “Are you pretending to be a broken record?”

And Sam’s brows furrowed and she asked, all puzzled, “A record? What’s that?” She then explained that she was pretending to be a DVD or CD that was skipping.

This is one of those moments when it hits you that, yup, the world has changed dramatically over the past few years.

Read the full story.

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  1. aw..i can just imagine the sweet thing’s brows all arched and an inquisitive look also crossed her face. i hope she has seen one already.


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