Being a youthful person (aka: I never grew up) you could say I was a child of the 90s, but in all honesty, this new ‘Child of the 90s’ video promotion, from the marketing team behind Internet Explorer, just makes me feel old…
So it’s pretty close to my generation, but still makes me feel old.
Does it make me feel any affinity for IE, as if I can relate to it’s embarrassing past after remembering fanny packs?
Not really. It makes me remember when Netscape decided to put expiry dates on their browser so I was forced to install IE only for fear of support calls asking how to update Netscape.
Still, not a positive moment for IE, just being the browser that ’caused the least issues’, wasn’t much of a title?
How has that changed? Well now IE is, in my circles, the browser that that ’causes the most issues’.
So they grew up, but not the way we’d like, and until they expire all the old copies of IE laying around or break off to a new product name with zero ties to old IE issues, I thin IE is stuck with the ‘difficult child’ image.
When I was a kid..
When I was a kid we had electron guns we’d sit in front of, and the only thing between us and the gun firing electrons was a glass plate.
People said it wasn’t good, told us to keep our distance..
Now with Samsung offering curved OLED screens they are urging us to get close, saying that the screens offer an immersive experience:
OLED technology means less emissions, heat, and power consumption than almost any full color display technology available today.
As someone with less than 55″ inches of screen space curved around him right this moment, I’d have to say that this first screen will make it’s purchasers VERY happy once it comes to market and stops being a poster child for what’s coming.
Displays need to step-up indeed, what with all the 3d options coming out, including the very exciting Oculus Rift that’s been generating some interesting reaction videos (WARNING: Strong Language/Reactions):
So while folks were saying the next step in displays will be to plug into our brains, it appears that we are finding another step closer without the brain jack. 😉