2-Line Poem About Technology and The Circle of Life

February 15, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Commentary, News, Poetry) (, , , , , )

2-Line Poem About Technology and The Circle of Life

Video killed the radio star
then digital killed the video store

-written by Christopher
Monday February 15th
2016.

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16 Comments

  1. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    True dat! My how things change so quickly! πŸ™‚
    I’m so ancient I remember the first video stores in San Francisco. The owners of the vid stores were always concerned about people rewinding the videos! Ha! πŸ˜€ One owner used to say (every time you rented a video from him), “You no rewind. You no get free membership next year.” So I always rewind-ed! πŸ™‚ He was a sweet Japanese man. πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      LOL ! πŸ˜€

      I actually miss the old video stores.

      When I first moved to Vancouver in 2012, one of the things I liked about the city was that it still had an old time video store- one that specialized in classic films and foreign movies- but last week they did a story on it in the news.

      It’s finally closing its doors next month. 😦

      • doesitevenmatter3 said,

        Sad. Yes, I only know of one video store in my area. And it’s a large chain store that has books, CD’s, DVD’s, coffee shop, etc.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, a lot of the smaller independent stores are dying off.

  2. Nicholas C. Rossis said,

    Makes you wonder how long digital has πŸ™‚

  3. Mahevash said,

    I remember how going to the video store was an experience in itself. Why do we always want to upgrade? Can’t we be content with what we already have?

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, I’ve always wondered that myself.

      A friend of mine in the City of Edmonton where I used to live before I moved to Vancouver in 2012 informs me that the main downtown library there no longer has many actual books, newspapers and magazines.

      Everything has gone digital and is on computers.

      In my opinion, such a place is no longer a true library.

      • Mahevash said,

        Exactly. If you can’t touch it, does it even exist?

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        That is indeed the trillion dollar question that philosophers and scientists have been asking themselves for centuries.

  4. ѕнєяяιє βˆ‚Ρ” ναℓєяια said,

    We still have a video store downtown. Quite an old shop but few things has changed in the short 10 years we lived in this place. There are more DVD and CD replaced the vids. All the vids are removed at the back store in another room. There are still people who do watch vids and I still have video player on the shelf. Very ancient technology. lol

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