Instancy and Patience in the Digital Age

I was thinking yesterday about how people expect their computers to be faster, faster, faster, with the goal of operating instantaneously in every regard. Others criticize them and label them power-hungry, bitter brides.

I gave this a little thought and saw that what people really want is for computers to be like the rest of the world. Instantaneous. When you turn the page of a book, you don’t wait for it to render. When you dig a hole with a shovel, you see the hole immediately and it is immediately available for use.

People that want their computers faster just want them to be real. It’s not a new standard, really.