My wife and I were just finishing lunch at Panera Bread in Lansing's Frandor Shopping Center when I looked out the window there and saw the Video To Go store. When we rented a video tape for one of the first times more than 20 years ago, it was from this store.
With changes in the way movies and other videos are delivered with Netflix and other services, I have to wonder how much longer it will stay in business.
When I think about Video To Go and how much television watching has changed, I think of my three grandkids, one almost five, one who is two and one who is almost a year-old. They will have never seen video tapes and the odds are that they will not see a whole lot more of DVDs.
Their lives will be much more affected by the pace of technological change than mine. They are learning how to adapt to this rapid change. They are also learning how to recognize truths that never change.
How long will it be before one of them can call me on their later stage Apple Watch? They have all had their dalliances with iPads and apps for kids. They know about watching streamed movies over the web.
Change is inevitable. The pace of these changes seems to be running in high gear.