As I glanced down at the front page of today’s Chicago Tribune, I see the face of the man who had the vision behind the laptop on which I create. I agree with giving Steve Jobs the headline, “American Pioneer”.
But many more people will not be reading or learning about his legacy from a newspaper. Their media of choice will be digital media. Today our habits have become digital.
FB, G+, blogs, laptops, smartphones, and real life can combine in good and bad ways. I don’t know if social media makes us more or less social, but our gadgets play a role in real life get-togethers.
Que Hora es - about noon at the moment.
But the answer to this question for me has expanded to, “time for a laugh”.
Yes, I am most of the time too. I’ll explain.
Part of my digital habit is youtube. I enjoy discovering funny and interesting clips. I listen to music on youtube. I create my own clips.
Have you noticed youtube clips coming up in conversation at family parties lately?
Oh did you see the youtube clip of the blah blah blah?
Oh you need to see it. Let me grab my laptop ….
On our recent trip I described to my wife the youtube clip of a skit called “Que Hora es” that I had found. I guess, I described it very well because she was cracking up. We were in the car at the time so she didn’t get to see it but found the idea very funny. (it came from a short lived show called “Cedric the Entertainer Presents”)
While at my sister’s place it wasn’t too long before I mentioned this youtube gem. My wife urged me to pull it up on my laptop. She still have not seen it.
My BIL found it hilarious. He quickly shared it with his brothers and sisters. I learned he knows more Spanish than me. My limited amount comes from visiting Spanish speaking countries and having a few Spanish speaking relatives.
Maybe in the future we won’t retell jokes but show funny video clips instead. Going completely digital is not good but these gadgets can add to the fun. I think a good balance of sharing laughs by telling jokes and showing clips works the best.
Here’s the skit - enjoy