Media is an interesting thing…all consuming media…as a child media was available but not really know as media, it only became media over the last decade or so. See it, hear it, use it, can’t live without it. Imagine a day without media communications, no phone, no broadband, no on-the-move tablet or device. No social media, Fb or tweets fall off the page…what would we all do?
Not being of a digital Luddite persuasion, I feel carried along by waves of menacing broadband connectivity but still aware enough to ask the questions…are we selling ourselves to the digital devil? The young are enslaved by the concept of carrying a mobile device before being able to ride a bike…stabilises on (insert – Pay as you go)
Radio, Television, we listen to them and crave information…but the visualisation and substance can be obtained through new and exciting ways, at the age of 11 or 12 I made a tray on the crossbar of my bicycle to carry a small transistor radio. I couldn’t bike the 10 minute journey from home to school at lunchtime without musical input. Today the passion remains but the methods of input are slightly different….radio 5 or 2, CD from the eighty’s stroke nineties, on occasions of complete obsession ipod and earphones while selecting a playlist from the past.