Monday, March 12, 2012

Abundance of Riches

Here's something positive! I am concentrating more and more on my love of vintage fashion, and indulging this interest is so much easier to do now than it would have been probably even ten years before. There is an abundance of antique fashion plates, old photographs and even pictures of vintage clothing online, so that I can do research from my own home. No need to be near a big-city library and scroll through endless microfiche, or sit in a basement going through dusty old reference books. I probably would never have been able to see vintage clothing that was up for sale, before the internet. Someday, I would still like to take some classes in vintage fashion, but until then, I can learn and study a lot on my own.

How has the increase in the frequency and availability of media helped you enjoy something in your life? Here's another example: today one can watch even preseason baseball games on television. Interviews with players and managers, details about trades, it's all so much easier to find out things and watch things happening than ever before.


Scottius Maximus said...


This is an interesting post. In thinking about the baseball aspect, I would say the main thing about the online access is the convenience. Traditionally, I used to get plenty of baseball news listening to KMOX, but that was only available certain hours of the day. Now you can "think" and learn about baseball at any time.

I know what you mean about online photos also. I've found pictures of things I only had memories of, things I would have never seen again had it not been for someone uploading. The Saturn V comes to mind.

It's even more true for videos. So many things to watch.

Mark said...

Interesting. I enjoy reading your posts.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Thank you, Mark and Scottius.