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Geeks.

laurie_robey was in one room, working remotely from on her laptop while she watched Doctor Who on DVD.

I was downstairs, watching Star Trek: The Animated Series on DVD on my laptop while I drew my webcomic.

I was so struck by this observation, that I felt compelled to write about it in my LiveJournal, so all my internet pals in various other states and other countries (and other hemispheres) could read about it.

So yeah, no flying cities. But there are other compensations.

-The Gneech

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goodluckfox
Feb. 1st, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Gah, who wants a flying city? I want a flying car. :)
kensterfox
Feb. 1st, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
"White and Nerdy"... totally my theme song. In fact, it's the ringtone on my wife's cell when I'm calling.

And, really, who needs flying cities? Think of all the Christopher Columbus wannabes who are gonna be all, "The city is round, I tell you! There's no such thing as the edge of the WAAAAAAAAAAAUGH!"
the_gneech
Feb. 1st, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
"The city is round, I tell you! There's no such thing as the edge of the WAAAAAAAAAAAUGH!"

Bwaahahahahahahahaaaa!!!

-TG
pholph
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
Ah yes, no flying cities.

But I've got a device in my pocket, small enough to hide in my fist, that lets me contact someone I know the "Device ID" of, no matter where they are on the planet, for the most part.

I carry enough computing power in my backpack to rival -every- computing machine combined, of less than two decades ago.

Were I to go back to say, World War II, when the Enigma was being cracked by brute force, often by hand. My laptop would considered so far in advance of even futurists, that they'd only be able to consider it an "Alien Device"

My Ipod contains 45 days, non-stop, no-repeats music. No bigger than half a pack of cigarettes. You could pop it on shuffle, and attach a transmitter, and have a decent radio station. Fifteen years ago, such a device would have been dismissed as folly.

Hell, my laptop is connected to nothing, sitting in the kitchen. And I can connect to the internet... totally wireless.

And every single one of these devices, is commonplace, and for the most part, only a few days wages. Well, except the laptop.
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