1. Storage: Then Vs. Now
Oh, you’re still using physical media? That’s cute; we keep our data IN THE HEAVENS.
2. Communication: Then Vs. Now
With international video chat and roughly a million-and-a-half social networks, it’s never been easy to Skype your cat’s TwitVid on his Tumblr-Book!
3. Design: Then Vs. Now
For all the adjectives that’ve been thrown around about computers over the years, only recently has “sexy” made its way into our vocabulary. No offense, Bill.
4. Internet Access: Then Vs. Now
With Wi-fi signals coming out of our Wi-fi signals, it’s never, ever been easier to connect to the world wide web. In fact, you’re probably on the Internet right this second. Call it a hunch.
5. Speed: Then Vs. Now
This last decade’s drastic increase in computer speed is something of a monkey’s paw: the shorter our boot times, the shorter our attention spans get, which means that UGH BORED NOW TIME FOR CAT VIDEOS.
6. Gaming: Then Vs. now
What’s this “imagination” you speak of? Have you seen Skyrim running at maximum settings?
7. Resolution: Then Vs. Now
HD computer displays: humanizing everyone on the Internet, one pore at a time.
8. Multitasking: Then Vs. Now
“Oh, nothin’, just watching a Blu-ray while doing my taxes and livestreaming the Olympics in eight different languages. You?”
9. Price: Then Vs. now
It used to be that only six-figure high-rollers would go home to their own personal computers. Nowadays? We just got a complimentary netbook in our last McDonald’s Happy Meal. The times, they are a’changin’.