Small change: The shape of the future "
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." Rumi.
Well, it’s not often I get to quote a 13th century Persian poet.
And if Rumi is to be believed, today we are a wise bunch at the Marlborough Express, for we are changing ourselves. And, in my opinion, change is good.
If it wasn’t for change, we’d still be running out of film on our cameras.
Today, we can snap to our hearts’ content.
If it wasn’t for change, we’d still be recording the charts onto cassettes. Today, we can download music to our hearts’ content.
If it wasn’t for change, we’d still be drinking Soda Stream. Today, oh wait. What I’m trying to say is, what has really changed, other than the method? Well, that’s the same here.
And, to be honest, going compact has been a long time coming. Although, on a selfish note, I’m quite chuffed it has coincided with my recent appointment to Regional Editor.
That means, when they look back on this moment in 100 years, probably on some augmented reality device, they’ll see my name on the door, so to speak.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy your new Express. It would seem another poet, this time US soul and jazz poet Gil Scottheron, was right, "the revolution will not be televised", it will be printed.
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