The older I get the less in touch with technology I am. When I was 17, I saved a couple paychecks and bought my first computer (633 Celeron), at 18 I saved more checks and bought a pre-paid cell phone (that I didn’t need); today I actually type some of these blog entries on a laptop I bought in 2006 before shipping back to Iraq for a second time. Knowing this, I’m often shocked by people’s response when they see me cruising down the road wearing my GoPro. GoPro has been around for years now; the Hero 3 that I have is far from new (mine was bought used in fact), yet it seems to turn heads, literally, just about everywhere I go. Over the weekend this reached a tipping point, on no less than three occasions I was asked “is that a camera?”; including a very polite couple on a Harley, sitting at a stop light. Mind you, most of these people have been very polite, but I’m truly starting to feel like an alien.
Is it the fact I have a camera mounted to my helmet? Would the response be different if I was on a 600cc crotch rocket instead of a cruiser? Has the average Joe never seen a GoPro in person? Enlighten me, because I’m at a loss.