Monday, February 25, 2008

SHIFTING PARADIGMS - Old/New 2 Things Challenge

Old Phone - iPhone.

Saying that the iPhone replaces the old phone is not saying all that there is to be said. The iPhone is much more than a phone. It is an amazing piece of technology. . . a really cool little computer in your hand. It's better than anything I've ever had! It's a camera, a phone, the internet anywhere you wanna surf, it's Google – whatever, whenever, wherever and it's weather and maps if you're lost or just want to find a store in a city that you're visiting. It's also an iPod - music and video. It's all of this and more.

Desktops - Old and New.
The old Underwood is one I picked up some years ago for $25.00. It works, but what a chore just to get some of that old skool typewriter font on the paper. Much easier on the Mac! I just don't see how we functioned before Steve Jobs, Leonard Kleinrock, J.C.R. Licklider, Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf, and Radia Perlman came along and made life so fantastical! I love my iPhone, my iMac, my MacBook, and especially my old G3 Mac - still chuggin right along with it's old friends Epson Stylus Photo 1200 printer and UMAX Astra 2400S scanner.

Music - Old Skool/New Skool.

My old Panasonic Boom Box took me to school and to many an art class in the 90s. Couldn't have survived without it. It served me well, too at home. At night I would put a cassette in on the Auto Reverse side and let the thing put me to sleep. Many a night it played all night long. I've often wondered how many revolutions those little wheels inside actually made in those years of use. It still plays, but the auto reverse gave out. But, it's almost to the point that one can ask, "What is a cassette?" The iPhone's iPod fills all of my musical listening needs! And it's so small! Who knew. . .

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lovebirds in the Form of Cats

Lovebird, in one manner of speaking, is specifically a bird. . . genus Agapornis: from the Greek Agape, for love, and Ornis, for Bird and is represented by 9 species. They get their name from the fact that they openly care for their mates.

With a different thought in mind, lovebirds are also people who show open affection for one another. However, when this photo was taken the term seemed to translate to cats. Although Cringer and Marvin are males, they don't seem to care when it comes to displays of affection. They look like "lovebirds" to me.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Red Light, Night Light

red light, night light
from in, shining out.

Pick Up, If You're There.

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