February 16, 2022

If I were a college student living in the current era.

Tobacco, a film, a Zippo and an Apple Watch.

LEICA M-P (Typ 240) + NOKTON Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5

When I was a real college student mid 2000s through late 2000s, computers had been already common though, the technology was still on the way developing as compared with the current era.

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

2000年代半ばから後半にかけて自分が10歳の大学生だった頃、コンピューターはもう一般的なものではあったんだけど、それでも今の時代と比べるとまだまだ発展途上だった。

Laptop, iPod, Mobile Phone, etc...

When I was a college student, everyday I put a laptop to my bag, put an iPod and a mobile phone to the pocket of my jeans when I go out. Of course textbooks, notebooks, cameras and lenses and something more were in my bag.

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

大学生の頃は毎日ラップトップ PC をカバンに入れて、iPod と携帯はジーパンのポケットに入れて外出していた。もちろんテキストとかノートとかカメラとかレンズとか諸々もカバンに入れて。

The current era.

In the current era, it's unnecessary to take iPods, traditional mobile phones or paper based textbooks or notebooks. They're filled with one tablet computer and one smartphone. Even an Apple Watch can be instead of the smartphone, if the usage is only as a phone and a music player and a bit more.

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

今の時代なら、iPod とか古典的な携帯電話とか紙ベースのテキストとかノートとか、持ってく必要はない。1台のタブレットと1台のスマートフォンがあればそれらは満たされちゃうから。使うのが電話と音楽プレイヤーとかとしてだけでもいいなら Apple Watch がスマホの代わりにもなっちゃうし。

The Internet is always ready.

Free Wi-Fi is available!!

LEICA M-P (Typ 240) + Summaron L35mm f/3.5

One more thing. When I was a college student, the Internet was what users like me had to expressly connect to. How about nowadays? Our smartphones are always ready to dive into the Internet, without preparing anything difficult.

Yeah, even my iPad Pro which has much bigger display than smartphones, is also always ready to access the Internet without any special configuration.

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

もうひとつ。自分が大学生の頃は、インターネットとはユーザーが明示的に接続しなければいけないものだった。今はどうだ?スマートフォンは難しい準備をする必要もなく、いつでもインターネットに接続できてしまう。

スマートフォンより全然大きい画面を持ってる iPad Pro でさえもいつでも特に設定することもなくインターネットに接続できちゃうし。

However...

Leaves.

LEICA M-P (Typ 240) + APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2.0 ASPH.

However, unfortunately this is one of the reason why the technology industry became boring as I wrote here at the Voice couple days ago, I guess. I know, I know it. Everyone can use smartphones, everyone can access to the Internet. This itself is great in fact though, there's clearly me who doubt if it is the best at the same time.

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

ただ残念なことにこれがちょっと前にここで書いたようにテック業界が退屈になった理由のひとつでもあると思う。誰もがスマートフォンを使えて、誰もがインターネットにアクセスできる。これ自体は実際素晴らしいことだとは思うんだけど、同時にそれでいいのか?って思ってしまう自分がいるのも確かだったりする。

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Biography
Introduction.

Born in Niigata pref, Japan, on April 17th, 1984. Living in Tokyo. Currently working at a company called "Atotok Inc" as a creative director.

I'm the one who creates Anonyz whimsically. Pink and red hair is identify of mine whose family name is "Sato" that is very common in Japan, like Steve in the U.S.

This website is where Nobuyuki Sato writes articles or shares photos and so on. Language used in contents on this website are English or Japanese. On Voice, publishing my thoughts, news, product reviews and so on. On Photos, sharing photos I shooted as my hobby.