Monday, October 08, 2007

Catching the Moments

Today I'll be working on my most recent requirement for my Black Belt. This time we had to research a form (or kata) that hasn't been used in our style for over 30 years. Fortunately, we did find someone who knew it and was able to teach it to us.

Now that we know it, our teacher, Professor Hafner, wants us to make a DVD of it.

Thinking of doing this kind of makes me chuckle. I've been around long enough to remember back when CD players cost hundreds of dollars (heck, I remember when they didn't exist). To create a CD required equipment which cost thousands. DVD's weren't even a twinkle in someones eye.

Now we don't think twice about burning our precious memories onto these fragile plastic discs.

My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in November. I wonder what new technologies will be on our desks when she's getting her black belt?

So, what precious memories have you saved to DVD?


Jacki Hollywood Brown said...

Hi Greg,
Congratulations on the addition to the family.

You will find it very interesting to talk to children about technology.

I have explained to my kids about 8-track cassettes and the fact that video games only existed in arcades and were very primitive (Pac-man, Frogger).

They can't understand what we did before personal computers ever existed. I tried to explain that we only got 3 TV channels in black & white when I was their age.....

It was all a little mind boggling to them.

Of course, that was back when Star Trek: TOS was still on the air (for the first time) and I had a Hong Kong Fooey lunch box.

(have I given away my age yet :)

Larc said...

WHEN she gets her black belt? Well, that'll be at age 5, right? Super Karate Baby!!!