What follows is the story of the power technology can have on one little boy’s life.
Imagine, if you will, a young, courageous boy, riding the T, reading a free daily (The Boston Phoenix ) while riding the T. While reading the music listings for the week to come, he sees– can it be? Yes! — that Mother Mother will be playing at TT the Bear’s Place the following night.
“But wait!” Thinks the gallant young lad, “I wasn’t able to get into the last two concerts I attempted to attend, as I failed to procure tickets ahead of time!” Our hero had, of course, not brought his computer with him, and so began thinking what he could do to insure that a tragic three-peat did not occer.
And then he remembered he had his iPod Touch in his bag.
In one great leap, the lad catapulted himself to a place of assuredly free wi-fi internets: The Boston Public Library.
And then– well, let’s just say that the fair lad will be seeing Mother Mother at TT the Bear’s Place tomorrow night.
That iPod was my iPod. That boy was me.
Technology– is there anything it can’t do?
(And by “Technology” I of course mean “Apple”)