When did I get old?

Hello My Imaginary Friends,

Douglas Adams had some rules about technology:

1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

I started looking at replacing an old CD player and found out that home audio CD players that plug into an amp are now antiquated. You can buy the high end stuff, but nothing at the lower end. I was hoping they were 50-100, but in that range you need to get a blu-ray player or a bluetooth CD player that looks suspiciously like my Sony Discman from 2003.

I had the same issue when looking for burnable CDs, and blu-ray burners.

I guess the technology that I’m used to using is slowly dying. I’m going to be very salty when optical disks die. Streaming is great, but rights change and disappear. Owning the physical media means you can watch it whenever you want. Even during a nation-wide internet outage.

Okay… I’ll go back to yelling at clouds. (Nothing like a 20 year old meme right?)