Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Back to the 60s (if only)

There was a moment over the weekend in our house when our landline was dead, neither of our mobiles could get a signal and our PC couldn't connect to the internet. Save for the presence of Hayley's iPod Touch we were back in the 1960s.

It made me realise how dependent we have all become on our tools of communication in this highly connected world. Funnily, every time this sort of thing happens, my initial dismay is gradually replaced by a longing to recapture that unconnected world of my youth, when people wrote letters with some thought, they visited each other and made the most of that time in each other's company. When it comes to communication, our world today has quantity without much quality.

The PC is still trashed (well, its network connection anyway) but other than that we seem to be in contact with the world again. If in doubt, send me a message in no more than 160 characters.