Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Today Liz and I joined the 21st Century. We bought iPhones (albeit second hand ones). We can now phone, skype, text & email. We can surf the net. We can listen to music. We can take half decent photos and then stroke, pinch and all but carress them as they glide across the screen. We can maintain a calendar and make notes. We can be on-line all the time and get lots and lots of ‘apps’ (we won’t). We can navigate the streets of Bangkok and Beijing using googlemaps. We can play games if we want to (we don’t). I can make posts to this blog while sitting in a wifi café in Luang Prabang. In short, we can do tons of stuff all on one slim, sleek, sublime little 21st century design icon…. Until it goes wrong, we lose them or can’t afford the monthly package.