When I was a basketball-loving kid, I’d eagerly await the arrival of the Los Angeles Times each morning so I could check the box scores and find out what happened in the NBA the night before.
If I wanted to watch slam dunks, I’d need to dig out a worn-out VHS tape of Michael Jordan’s “Come Fly With Me“.
Today, Google Reader brings me stories from a host of basketball-devoted blogs whenever I want. And when I see a poll asking, “Who’s the best dunker in the NBA right now?” (Blake Griffin, of course) I can instantly pull up a video of his Top 10 dunks from the previous season, in HD, no less.
As I say early and often, “Thank goodness for the Internet.” Kids today have no idea how much better their lives are.