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    Dec102010

    Tech Change Is So Fast Now, No One Can Keep Up

    I thought it was just me. I once thought I was on top of gadgets and technologies in my field, and then it got away from me. Lately, I've been trying to catch up. Apparently, I can't. David Pogue, the consumer technology columnist for the New York Times, said this last evening on The News Hour:

    JEFFREY BROWN: All right, last thing.

    How can anyone -- and you wrote about this, so -- how can anyone keep up with all this? So, what was kind of reassuring in your article was, your 10-year review was, even you have a hard time keeping up -- keeping up, right?

    DAVID POGUE: Right. The answer is, you can't keep up, and I can't keep up. I read all the magazines. I go to all the trade shows, I listen to all the P.R. pitches. I do two columns every single week. And, sometimes, they're columns that involve roundups of 16 cameras or whatever.

    It's still impossible. I mean, you would need a full-time staff, and you would still miss stuff. Somehow, we have gotten into this cycle now where technology advances so fast, and comes out so quickly and becomes obsolete so quickly, it's out of control. It's off the tracks.

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