Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Change is Written in the Stars

We went to the planetarium this week.
The director was very excited to replace this...
(he compared it to a typewriter in a computer world)

with this...
I understand this little beauty of a contraption may do so much more than its predecessor,
but I'm going to miss the other one just the same.

84 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Quite a difference in gadgets!

Kristi Maloney said...

Well, I'd have to say the first gadget is pretty cool looking! What's a typewriter? lol It's actually something that I received as a gift for my 16th birthday.....my how times have changed, and yes I just dated myself there big time!

Brian Miller said...

ha. amazing how technology changes eh? but there is def nostalgia for those old pieces...and we love the planetarium....

Launna said...

Wow... they have no similarities..I have come to a point where I just immerse myself in technology... otherwise I would get lost quickly... I need to stay that cool mom who knows about technology... haha... Anyway, it is sad to see a piece of nostalgia leave, I wonder if our children will even have that feeling with the throw away society we have... The planetarium looks like a fun place to go for an evening... we have one here too :) Have a great rest of the week Rosey :)

Janine Huldie said...

Cannot believe how much technology has indeed changed over the years and I cannot for the kids of me place that second one, but crazy as it sounds jabs definitely seen it in the past somewhere.

Elephant's Child said...

I hope that somewhere they keep the one they are replacing. Nostalgia has a place in my world.

Pat Hatt said...

A big difference indeed, moving up in the world, so to speak lol

Mary said...

I'm like you. I like some of the older stuff too. Like a typewriter. I want one so badly, but they're just too expensive these days!

mail4rosey said...

You're punny. :)

Dominique Goh said...

It must be magical looking at the stars at the Planetarium. Technology has certainly advanced a lot this century.

Anonymous said...

We have come so far with technology, and to think that we have been holding back is scary...
I could only imagine what it would be to look at the stars with this gadget :)... Amazing I would have to say.

By the way, thank you so much for your prayers !!

Ai Sakura said...

I prefer the older model. Looks much more grand!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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Veronica Lee said...

Yep, technology has indeed advanced.

Happy Wednesday, Rosey!

Binky said...

I'll take that old planetarium projector!

Betty Taylor said...

I love things that have historical value, but I also love the newer technology. I guess we are learning new things and easier ways to do them, It would be silly not to take advantage of all the advances in technology.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Call me old fashion, but I like the older model better. It just looks more fitting for a planetarium!

Marie Moody said...

Wow, this is too funny! My husband and I were just out in front looking at the stars and they're so pronounced tonight & he's showing me where the North Star is etc., but I agree with you the old one looks more usable to me! Thanks for sharing.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - it's amazing all the technological changes that have occurred recently and in the last few decades let alone one century .. lucky you to all go to the Planetarium ... cheers Hilary

Sarah from Creating Contentment said...

That first one looks pretty cool!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'd go just to see the first contraption!

Anonymous said...

An upgrade is always nice as they can work easier =) #WW

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I personally like the older one better :-)

Masshole Mommy said...

I think the old stuff is cooler sometimes. I get why they want to upgrade it, but sometimes older is better.

Pop Champagne said...

ohh I always love going to the planetarium! always learn something new!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

The new one looks so boring though, I'd miss it too

Almost Precious said...

The old one does have character and in a way I empathize with it - all of today's technology makes me feel outdated too. Believe it or not, we have an old phone that is so old it has a rotary dial, from the days before push button telephones. It is a good 40 years old, is really built well and just seems to last and last. Ah, yes they just don't make things the way they used to. :)

stevebethere said...

Wow! there's a lot of difference between 1 and 2, it's been about 300 years since i was in a planetarium ;-(

have a startastic week Rosey & thanks for gyrating by

Alexandra Young said...

Wow! quite a difference in the two items! haha. I have never been to a planetarium! Sounds fun!

Anna L said...

That's a huge difference. The first one may look older, but I think it looks cooler.

alissa apel said...

I'd miss it to! New isn't always better.

I'm dreading the day when my boss takes out the VCR. I have so many good art VHS tapes.

Nichole Arnold said...

Everyone thinks that upgrades are best. I miss things from the past already and I am only 30!!

carol l mckenna said...

Yep ~ it is all in the stars and the rest of nature ~ old/new ~ many are both wonderful ~ neat post ~ Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

~ Noelle said...

talk about a big change :)

Joyce Lansky said...

You'll still be able to visit the first one in history museums along with typewriters, VHS tapes, dial up phones, and documents written in cursive handwriting.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

Sandee said...

Way different indeed. Change is good.

Have a terrific Wordless Wednesday. ☺

Life with the Grothe said...

Change is good in some ways

Christie C said...

I haven't taken my son to one yet. I know he'd love it!

MikiHope said...

I haven't been to a planetarium in a long while. I do love to gaze at the stars and constellations that due to dirty air we can't see very often anymore.

Ms POSH said...

I love visiting the planetarium. Ours just did some big update recently too.

POSH

Lindsey Paris said...

I haven't been to the planetarium in years. In fact, I'm not even sure GA has one!

Kay Adeola said...

I think sometimes the older stuff works better than the so called newer technology.

Heather said...

How things change. Even now I look at things and how they were when I was growing up versus now. Remember cellphones back in the day? Or how about a time before cellphones. Wow … just WOW!

Mellisa said...

That is amazing. It's crazy how technology changes from year to year.

Melissa said...

That is quite a difference in contraptions.*sigh* Now I want to see what the closest planetarium is so I can go (I haven't been since I was a kid).

Stefany T said...

The old one sure looks neat! I like the older versions though.

Secondary Roads said...

Love planetarium shows. There's nothing wrong with typewriters, but I'm not going back.

Krystal Butherus said...

So cool to see the differences in technology over time! Thanks for sharing. Planetariums are AWESOME!

Kristal Deane said...

I haven't been to a planetarium in such a long time. I can just imagine all of the changes that have been done.

debdenny said...

Wow. That is interesting. I would go just to see this thing.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Oh wow, how things are changing :)

Thanks for sharing..

#WW

jaime said...

I love the old one, even if it is a bit prehistoric. (Isn't that the beauty in it?)

Faythe M.A said...

my first comment vanished into cyberspace... sort of like the old tech, old with the old cool looking stuff in with the new flat & small stuff!
Faythe @GrammyMouseTails

Tami said...

They should keep the old one...it is a part of history. :)

Sharon Ruggieri said...

We totally love going to ours out here, and I do sort of like the old one better

Liz Mays said...

Oh my goodness, that's a relic from my past too! Now I'm a bit bummed to see it leave.

Pepper said...

The last time I went to an observatory, I was with the man who broke my heart. Time to create new memories by taking my daughter there instead :)

The Mommy-Files said...

I've never been to a planetarium before. Looks like a pretty awesome tool!

mail4rosey said...

Yep, def. time to go back with your sweet daughter and make it a happy memory instead. :)

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

Wow it's been so long since I've been to one. I need to take the kids :)

Jinxy and Me said...

It is amazing at all the technology that is going into history museums which we have actually seen. Thanks for sharing this post and the throw back into time.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I think I love the the one being replaced more. Planetarium sounds like a fun place to go to.

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Wow, what a difference! Technology sure has changed!

Carly said...

That is definitely a big difference! It's crazy how technology changes things.

Barbie's Beauty Bits said...

Some of the older things are cool. But, it is always great to evolve. And what is a typewriter? Just kidding, I had a kid actually ask me that the other day. Sure may me feel old!

Rae said...

oh I have never been to a plantarium before

Kupana Wahines Corner said...

We have a really nice one here. Our street lights are yellow because of ours. Nothing better then seeing the stars on a clear night!

Jeanine said...

Oh how neat! I've always wanted to go to a planetarium or even get something for home to watch the stars!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I love going to the planetarium. It is always such a great time.

Katrina said...

Wow has technology changed. My kids would love to visit a planetarium, stars are a big deal for us because we always anticipate counting them while on the farm in brazil, literally it feels like your in a space capsule looking up from there. I'm going to have to try to find a local one.

Dina said...

it's amazing how quickly technology changes. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

lisamc7 said...

What a neat piece of science! I agree with them needing to find a neat way to store the old piece.

Amanda Her said...

I remember seeing those when I went to the planetarium as a kid. But I guess we all have to change with the times!

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

We have a planetarium near us! I really need to take the kids, I loved going when I was a kid!

Cam said...

Big difference. But yes, the old one was very cool looking!

DeDa Studios said...

I love visiting planetariums - I love outer space! I like the looks of the old but I am sure the information on the new is amazing.

Maddi'sMommy said...

There can be a sense of nostalgia attached to old equipment like that. But there is also something exciting about new technology.

Toni Patton said...

Oh I bet he was excited. That is quite a difference in equipment!

Cynthia Wright said...

How neat! Bitter sweet!

Amber said...

Wow how cool is that! Me and my husband were just talking about the crazy advancement in technology and that just proves it lol

BrettBMartin said...

i love going to the planetarium!! i'm happy to stick with old school telescopes

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

I haven't been to our planetarium in a long time... I need to take the kids. Love the new gadgets.

April Decheine said...

Now that is a period piece. The new and old gadgets are fun to look at. My kids were pre-computer and Internet so fun looking at the way it was.

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Rose-Marie said...

If you didn't say, I would have assumed the first one was the current one - it has so much to it. It is amazing how fast things are changing!!! Looks like a great place to visit!