Sunday, 23 November 2014
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
I had the good luck to stumble across one of those old memories for me ... for whatever reason when I first watched this movie as a kid, the opening scene really impressed itself on me.
Exotic cars, confident people, vibey song ... it has to be Rain Man, right? Right.
Join me on this trip down memory lane ... it's a goodie.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Typing a tweet on a touchscreen phone is a chore enough, never mind a full blog post.
That said, I just had to try it at least once :) Right this minute I'm lying in bed as the typically cold Cape Town wind howls outside, and somehow I ended up discovering the dedicated Blogger app on the Google Play store.
Verdict? It works. If only I could say the same of my touchscreen. Is this seriously the best solution for communicating? Of course not! It's great for zooming and swiping though, and THAT is why we're nett consumers of information rather than producers.
Which does lead to an interesting question... if we're not producing, who makes everything we're consuming?
As far as I can tell, the answer to that is advertisers, con artists, radicals and cat owners. Not necessarily in that order.
What's more, the smart money is on them not using their phones to push their money-grubbing, religious-political cat-loving agendas on the rest of us connected-yet-disconnected masses.
I blame Steve Jobs. The iPhone and all the iClones brought us closer than ever to each other, and then cruelly installed a touch-sensitive wall of glass between us.
To update that infamous line from Speed: Reach out and touch someone, one typo at a time.
PS: Just to satisfy you 'picture is a thousand words' lot, here's also a random photo I took of Cape Town on a recent hike (Clifton beach to be precise).
Thursday, 13 November 2014
If you don't know what Google Inbox is, then don't worry ... it's only the Next Big Thing from Google's restricted-access hype marketing.
Is it worth the hype? It depends on you. It's got some nifty features, that's for sure.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
And yes, it's sufficiently beautiful to make army drill sergeants cry ... profusely.
Background details here.