It's turning into a completely digital world.
CDs, DVDs, books~
Who needs 'em?
I don't need no stinkin' cloud.
Unless, you wanna count that one up high in the sky.
Did I have an ebook for sale?
Yes, I do.
But, it is also available in paperback.
Do, I ever download music?
Why, yes I do.
But, I do, because they are a bargain and I end up burning them to a CD.
But, if I don't get a discount, I just buy the CD.
This way, I get the pretty paperwork.
I just like to hold what I paid for.
I like knowing that if my power goes out, I can still read a book without worrying that the charge is gone.
I still use an actual phone book, address book, and dictionary.
I look in those before going online to find out.
My medical book from Merck gets more use then WebMD.
I still buy checks.
Sometimes it is just simpler than online pay.
And cheaper if the company charges $5 or $7 to pay online.
Technology has its place.
It's where I learned my uncle has cancer that, try as he might, he will never defeat.
It's where I learned to make friends continents away from me.
I have a spot for it, but that is it.
When I buy something, I want to hold it.
Simple as that.
It might not be the original meaning of materialistic, but in this digital age I think it fits.