Well that’s it then. Everything is put into boxes to ship to Canada or into backpacks to take with. The place looks so stark. It will be a trying final two days here with only a few knives and forks to keep us company. Losing the PC and ever present net link will be a bit hard to get used to. Ever since I moved the computer into the living room it has become an essential part of many conversations. It has progressed from tool, to knowledge base. So many times we have paused for a few seconds to Google for an answer to a question raised. How did we ever live with out it? How will I live without instant access to the net while on the road? In the Hyperion science fiction series there is a cataclysm and the societies loose their access to the ‘All Thing’, their super advanced equivalent of our world wide web and millions of people are unable to function without it.
I guess we aren’t too far off a truly portable internet system, the veritable ‘comlog’ with instant access to well, anything you can think of. I suppose it will do me good to be technology deprived for an extended period. Break the habit of reliance that I have so taken for granted.
In other news:
Things are going crazy everywhere. Bush even took questions at his latest speech – how strange is that???