Invention is the Mother of Necessity

Virtuvius_Leonardi Da VinciYes you read that title right. There’s an old saying that says “necessity is the mother of invention.” Well…I think it should be the other way around. Invention is really the mother of necessity. You don’t realize how much you need something until you have it. I realized recently that if certain gadgets were removed from my life, I’d have a very difficult time adjusting even though there was point in my life when they weren’t around. Therefore, I have compiled a list of items that were once considered luxuries that have now become necessities.

MY BLACKBERRY
So without a blackberry I’d have to hit three buttons to send one letter in a text message? I have to use a computer to check my email? That’s insane! I can’t update my fantasy football roster while sitting on the toilet? Fuck that. I can’t live like that. I NEED a blackberry. There’s a reason it’s jokingly called a crackberry. Once you try it, you can never go back to a normal cell phone. blackberry-8900-o2

INTERNET PORN
I only wish that that internet porn was around when I was a sex-deprived 15-year old. When I was teenager, getting your hands on some porn was a difficult task. My access to porn consisted of watching scribblevision and occasionally getting my hands on some VHS tapes from the 80s. Now with sites like youporn and redtube, porn is just a few clicks away! And IT’S FREE! What a glorious thing. I don’t think I could ever go back to the way it was.

MP3s
How did I ever survive driving around with a suitcase full of my favorite CD’s and spending $16 dollars to get an album that has two songs I actually like. Now I just steal the songs I want on Limewire. I can’t believe I ever dealt with changing out different CD’s as I drive and worrying about one of my favorite songs being scratched. Now I have thousands of my favorite songs and they all fit in my pocket. I don’t think I could go back to the dark ages of CDs.


KEURIG K-CUPS
To be honest with you, I don’t even know how to make a cup of coffee. The Keurig Coffee Maker makes it so easy, that I never really had to learn. All I have to do is place a cup in and hit a button and I have coffee that tastes as good as if I grinded the beans myself.

XBOX LIVE
I can’t believe I ever spent 50-60 bucks on a game I would beat in a week and never play again. Why did I spend hours, upon hours beating up on the computer in Madden. Xbox Live makes video games even more addictive than they already are. Now I can actually play real people and be challenged. Although that might not be a good thing.

HDTV
High definition television has only been main stream for a few years and already you can tell the difference it makes. When I’m watching sports and they show a clip from 2001 it looks ancient to me. How did we ever accept such poor quality picture?

DVR
Remember back in the old days when we had VCR’s? We had to set timers and make sure we didn’t tape over anything important. There would always be problems like setting the timer wrong or the tape running out before the show was over. How did we ever live like that? Now if I want to record Entourage all I have to do is program it once at the beginning of the season and I’m done. It’s so worth the extra ten bucks a month I pay the cable company.

FACEBOOK
I think Facebook is the real reason for the economic downturn. Everyone is wasting hours of their time at work updating their status and posting drunken photos from the past weekend. No one actually works anymore. I’m not sure if I could get through a day of work without checking it five times. I know I wasted time at my job before Facebook, I’m just not sure how. I think I just spent most of my time hitting on the new intern and going to the bathroom every hour.

Do you have any others? Leave a comment about it!

2 comments for “Invention is the Mother of Necessity

  1. Natalia
    September 22, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    You’re so right about all of this! I came across your blog today and I love it! It’s already been added to my favorites!

  2. September 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    We still have LDTVs. It ain’t broke, so we haven’t fixed it.

    We DO gave DVRs, though. Pretty slick.

    I have a DumbPhone. Well, it can handling texting and play MP3s, but none of the Crackberry stuff. Good enough for me – I’m all about battery life. My employer would probably just make me work more from remote locations if I had a Crackberry, anyway.

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