We’ve been listening to Venetian Snares lately to see if we like them.
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Mark Evanier went through 24 hours without electrical power recently and experienced our worst nightmare:
While waiting for power to be restored, I mused on how much of my life — not just professionally but personally — is entwined with computers and how I have trouble functioning when I don’t have access to one. The battery on my laptop lasted only so long and after it went out, I was rather paralyzed. Never mind not being able to write all the scripts and assignments and e-mails I have to write. It was worse than that. A thought would come up and my first instinct would be to go Google the topic for further info and —
Whoops. Can’t do that. Can’t do a lot of things I need to do.
Evanier found solace in his Blackberry, something we have been resisting the idea of for a long time, but something we are considering as a stopgap until the iPhone comes out in a version we like. Is that just giving in to the devil?
UPDATE: Aaaaaand as if by magic…cheaper iPhones! Yeah!