Our changing times: interaction has got so easy the cats get it!
This is how much we have changed.
Baby Boomers: Looked for the cheese.
Gen X: Ask: who moved my cheese?
Gen Y: Looks for there mouse
Gen i: Is polite to their elders and asks “What is a mouse?”
But you will have to be old to follow these references. At least 2 years old anyway.
- Because a whole 2 years’ ago we thought it smart for a child to look for the mouse.
- A year ago, we noticed kids automatically touch screens expecting them to be interactive.
- Last week, YouTube trended a two year old ‘got’ the iPad within 30 seconds.
- This week Mashable presents a cat got the iPad in 30 seconds.
There is something profound in this sequence. Cat’s play with iPad’s. Mice? Cheese?
I suppose I am a little relieved. I live in England and English cheeses are really good. Cheeses are made to be enjoyed at the end of a long day in the company of friends. So maybe changes in the world order improve my lifestyle. More cheese for me.
But change the world order has done. The game of mice in mazes hunting cheese is over. Not even the cats are interested now in mice, mazes and cheese. They haz an iPad!