The other day I read a great article from Brendan Leonard, host of the blog, Semi-Rad. It talked about why even in this age, when everything we could possibly want is at our finger tips, we still need road trips. We need to go mobile. We need to get out and live by the seams of our pants and feel the freedom of the road.
It turns out the business world is catching on too in a sense. Today’s front page listed a story entitled, “Mobile Apps, Not Web, Are Goal for Start-Ups.” They too have figured out that our society, more specifically this generation, loves being in motion. Or just too damn lazy to turn on their laptop. This all came to fruition when Facebook, still rooted in desktop origins, bought the mobile app Instagram for a nominal fee of $1 billion.
It might seem like were getting too caught up in having the latest and greatest technologies. And sure it might seem like were just making our world a little less personable, as we spend more time online every year. But, isn’t that the point? We’re people, we like to talk to our friends, see our long lost acquaintances success, and sometimes write on our aunts and uncles walls. We like this because staying in touch is essential to who we are. But we also are always going, non-step.
So maybe we can have it all. in the past we had to give up connecting with our friends unless we were at a computer. Those days are gone. And now were here.