life in and around NYC is insane

Thursday, March 5, 2009

oovoo?

I downloaded oovoo to the laptop last night.

now I will be able to videochat with Jen when she's away at school. and Becca has videochat on her laptop as well.

welcome to the 21st century.

my father likes to tell the story of the 1939 World's Fair in NYC. the science pavillions had fancy new gadgets that seemed to be right out of the comic books --like TV . and the 1964 Fair and telephones with video capability, something only science fiction could dream about.

I am my father's daughter. the first time i bought a flip phone, I kept wanting to open it up and say "Kirk to Enterprise, beam me up, Scotty," and when I enter an address on the GPS I want to tell Sulu to enter coordinates on the navigational computer and set a course for....wherever. and come to think of it, don't our cell phones and PDA's and laptops and etc. serve some of the functions of a tricorder? Lord help us, we actually have vehicles with remote control start and sensors to tell us the outside temperature and even if we're about to hit something....

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

It's a great big beautiful tomorrow...

songbird's crazy world said...

yes, you are so rightg...the carousel of progress theme has been playing in my head...again.

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