Monday, March 12, 2007

Get With the Times, Man

As technology develops, there comes a point where everyone should know how to perform certain basic functions. For example, people above the age of three should not have to be explained how to use a phone, how to use a television, how to use the microwave, etc.

I think we've reached that point with respect to digital photography. These cameras are not hard to use. Look in the little screen, and hit the big button on the top...there's no trick to this, at least not with my camera.

So why is it that whenever I ask a stranger to take a picture of my family, it's always f-ed up? Either it's not properly centered, or someone wasn't looking up, or (my personal favorite) the picture didn't take. How hard is it to push the big button when the screen shows what would be a good picture? Why don't people realize that when there is no flash, and no frozen picture on the screen...the picture didn't take. Why?

This is not a once-in-a-while occurrence, it happens all the time. Can we all just agree that everyone should learn how to take basic digital pictures...especially if you are in a vacation spot where you may be asked to do so?

Also, while we're on the subject, people shouldn't have to give driving directions anymore. Between GPS systems and map/direction websites, nobody should ask how to get from A to B. Can we agree on that too?

P.S. Ah, may still be cold out, but I've got a beer in my hand, and the Red Sox are losing to the Yankees. Stupid off-season.

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