apologies to the Buggles

The Buggles – New Music – More Music Videos I read you in the bed on Sunday afternoons Lying awake reading the day before’s news. I should have known the stories had all changed by then. Oh-a oh They took the credit for your second symphony. Rewritten by machine and new technology, And now I […]


“But WHY are you supporting Obama? My parents said he ___.” “My parents said they didn’t know what the Charter Amendments were, so they just voted no.” Half a dozen 15 to 17 year-old girls stayed here last night. They grilled me about politics. They were armed with misinformation but eager to discuss issues, ideas […]

when technology fails

Grandaddy: “I’m stuck on Northshore. Can you look up a way around the roadblock?” Me: “No. That roadblock took down our Internet.” Grandaddy: “Don’t you have a map?” Me: “Ummmm.”

primitive communication

To try and convince me that Tommy really is going away to college, yesterday we attended Freshman Orientation and registered Tommy for classes. The teenagers went one direction and the parents went another. I don’t know what Tommy’s orientation was like, but the parents basically go from one Q&A session to another. Someone from every […]

meta posting

A week ago, Barry posted something that deserved more attention that it received. June 15, 2007: digital immigrant http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=digital+immigrant&defid=894212 Someone who grew up before the digital age and is fairly new to the internet. Basically anyone over the age of 28. YouTube is foreign to the digital immigrant. I’m sure that this would annoy all […]