What is the World Coming To?

We are entering a world where it’s impossible to judge someone by just walking around their home. You can’t admire their book collection because it’s all on their kindle.

How will I know?!

You can’t paw through their DVD shelves below their TV because it’s downloaded, on Netflix, on Hulu, etc.

You’ll have to pull up their iTunes or Spodify account if you want to know what they listen to. There’s no flipping through their CD cases anymore. Think about John Cusack’s character in High Fidelity. Who would he have been without his shelves of records in spite of CDs?

What will happen to the Sunday afternoon of organizing your music collection?

What is this world coming to when you can’t judge someone based on their physical possessions? Will you have to actually talk to someone to find out their interests? Or will I just scroll through their iPhone….?

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5 thoughts on “What is the World Coming To?

    • I completely agree. I still buy books and visit the library. I don’t own a kindle. I don’t buy CDs regularly but I do still buy them and I like having a shelf full of DVDs that I return to time and time again. I’m a little old fashioned I suppose!

    • There’s something romantic I guess about looking through someone’s bookshelves, the same way it’s nice to browse through a library or a bookstore. Flipping through books on a Kindle does not have the same feeling, I’m afraid.

  1. Awesome insight. I actually dread the day when books become ‘extinct’. One of the first things that I do when I visit a friend’s house is observe her or his bookshelf. If it’s filled with a lot of books, I consider it as an indicator that we’ll get along just fine. 😀

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