So I was flipping channels the other evening looking for something to watch. All my dvr shows had already been viewed and nothing was waiting. As I looked through the channel guide, I saw a show on the Mojo channel (I have no idea) called “Technology Jones”.
Apparently the premise of the show is that all your technology is taken from you for a week and replaced with technology from another year. Last night’s show featured a family who lived in Bronxville, NY. He worked in the city as an interior designer, I am guessing that mom was a SAHM, but they had 2 nannies (for 3 kids). This family had a ton of technology. Numerous cellphones, video baby monitors, laptops, dvd players and the ultimate to get around, a segway. Dad used the segway to get around when working in the city.
So, they replaced all the technology of today with technology from 1983. No digital cameras, they got a point and shoot Polaroid. Rather than their sleek awesome cell phone, they got a bag phone from 1983. They replaced the laptop with a 286. It was so funny. They let the mom keep her swanky SUV for the safety of the children. At the end of the week they were graded. Apparently dad had stashed a dvd player before they took all the technology, so because he cheated, they got a grade of a Junior High School Science Fair Project. It was definitely entertaining.
What would you do without your technology?