Inspired by the possibility of a Dick Tracy wristwatch by Apple, humorist Henry Alford has some thoughts on items from the past serving as the muse for a modern day reinvention in his article – What Begat What.
He has a long list of what was and what it has beome. My favorites:
THEN: your mother NOW: Auto-correct
THEN: Being afraid to fly NOW: Not using email
THEN: Faith NOW: Unplugging your cable box and waiting 30 seconds
THEN: The place where socks go when they disappear NOW: The Cloud