The Next Big “Thing” Will Be A “Thang” And What Was The First Big Thing?

They said this would be the only operating system I would ever need.
They said this would be the only operating system I would ever need.

Daily Prompt: The Next Big Thing

What will the next must-have technological innovation be? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Wind-powered calculators?

They don’t even say “thing” anymore, don’t they say “thang?” Just thought I’d up date all of you still stuck in the first decade of the 21st century.

If one could see just far enough into the future and be able to figure out what the next big thing (or thang) will be. Who knows? Not me. I wait until the next big thing comes along and buy the previous next big thing (which is still a “thing” and not “a thang).

I’m no slave to this type of marketing manipulation. I never bought a ‘talkin’ fish,’ ‘the fat-burner pill,’ ‘chia pet,’ ‘pocket hose,’ or ‘sham-wow.’ It was 1982 before we had a color TV. If my old black and white picture tube had not cracked I would still be watching old episodes of Mash with gray blood.

I was very slow to get air-conditioning in our house and car. I thought FM radio was a needless luxury item for a car. When having just AM would cost more money I quickly revised my thinking. Suddenly I listened to PBS and started using words like ‘eclectic’ and ‘dystrophic.’ I know, I’m digressing.

Anyway, I got a computer in 1992. I refused to use Windows at first. I was DOS man. (Some people reading this will remember DOS from history. It happened soon after the Spanish Inquisition.) Finally I installed Windows 3.1. Life was good until one day I couldn’t access the Internet. I called my provider. They asked me what version of Windows I was using. I said 3.1. They didn’t remember that one. They weren’t sure it ever existed. I heard snickering in the background.

I miss 3.1. Heck, I miss my DOS Key Word Pro program.

I have no idea what the next big thing will be. I just know it will come in with a bang (I wonder if that used to be “bing”?), everybody will need one or die, and it will go through ten new versions and upgrades before being replaced by the next big thing.

The real question is what was the first big thing?

The First Big Thing

A play by Kenton Lewis

Og: What you call round thing?

Oog: The wheel. It next big thing.

Og: Why?

Oog: To move things around easier.

Og: But I don’t have things.

Oog: You will, believe me you will.

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9 comments

  1. I too have the sane idea, I mean, I don’t know what it will be. But I hope I find something out before I make my post. 😀

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