One of the great things about living in a technological era is the ability to access content on a whim. Whether it is music, movies or a TV show, you can watch or listen to almost anything as quickly as you can enter your login information. So let’s give a special thank you to sites like Netflix, Zune and other on-demand portals and celebrate not living in the middle ages.
With the release of the Bourne Legacy a few weeks back, I wanted to re-acquaint myself with the franchise before seeing the latest installment. (By now, you should be able to guess how I spent some of my weekend.) Robert Ludlum did an amazing job creating a universe that I feel once translated into film, helped raise the bar for similar series like Mission: Impossible or another personal favorite – James Bond.
Smart, intense and with just the right amount of action, the Jason Bourne series is one I have no problem watching over and over.
When you work at a company like Seagate, you can’t help but sometimes see things differently – especially in my role. What can end up happening is you’ll watch a film with filtered glasses exploring the role that storage could have played as a plot device. Maybe this should be part of new hire orientation.
Would the movie had been different had Jason Bourne left himself clues of a secret hard drive that he locked in a safety deposit box? What about if he found a way to hack a government data center to regain his identity?
I don’t think anyone ever plans for a situation where they lose their memory. But it did make me wonder if I should create a failsafe plan in case my cover as a social media blogger gets blown and my role as a superspy gets discovered.
Ok, it’s fair to say that I’m probably the only one who looks at movies this way. But you have to admit how cool it is when you step back and look at the part that storage plays as part of daily living be it art, film, music or in this guys case, mountain climbing.
I’m excited to see the Bourne Legacy and see where the series goes next. And while I can’t make any promises, I’ll try to leave the “storage glasses” at home.