How’s tricks? All good I hope. The Jones Massive are currently away on a jolly. Not so much a jet setting adventure to shores and locales far from home, just a quiet little cottage away from it all. It’s been a good holiday and one different from what we’d normally do. This time around, we’ve been doing more walking and ourdoorsy stuff. I think it’s a good thing to break up the typical holiday choices and go for something a little different. This time around, it’s very rustic and I’m really enjoying the open air, just getting out and feeling the sun on my face, etc. The dog seems to be enjoying the walks, although you never can tell with some pets can you? 🙂
Although there’s a television and WiFi in the property, I can’t say we’ve done much viewing. Instead, we’ve been reading quite a bit. I wonder if it’s the break from work that means you are less rushed? Rather than being flat out from work, you can afford to have a laid back evening meal, read to the nippers and then dive into a good book yourself. I use the word figuratively as I bought a Kindle the other month.
The Ever Lovely Mrs Jones has had one for a while, mainly because she reads a lot of books and given the portability of it, it seemed like a suitable gift. Anyway, it has taken longer for yours truly to invest. I find it a pleasure to read and the fact that I can get to older books instantly, very useful. With the WiFi connection, there’s the chance to get the next installment of your favourite series too.
I am, again, somewhat in awe of how technology moves on. Digital books, smartphones that set up a mini-hotspot for you – hence this post, and other goodies. Just last week, Wee Man was talking to a school mate who’d gone abroad for his holiday. There they were chatting away via Skype, each one talking about whatever young kids chat about…. loudly. 😉 I know these aren’t particularly new technologies, but to me at least, it is the jump from gadget to everyday that makes me stop and wonder at what’s going on.
On another note, and one that’s a wee bit trans orientated – I’ve been reading a fair bit of science fiction while away. I’ll spare you the titles or a plot summary, but jump straight to it: a number of books feature characters who’ve been modified in some way. Either through injury, through necessity to survive or in some cases, just because they liked it. The old trans powers tingled a bit (Ed: no, not in a kinky way! Honestly…) when I read these and think what would it be like to live in that time with that technology?
If biotechnology was that good, would you switch? Would you shape change? Be midway between sexes or maybe just stay as you are? I suppose the other angle to it, is how society might have changed to keep up with such alterations.
[ Today’s lyric: Mindphaser by Front Line Assembly ]