We live an existence of change and uncertainty. We should celebrate.
Warren Kinsella called attention to this ad on his blog. Thanks Warren. This is a fantastic ad, glorifying the triumph of hard work, persistence in the face of adversity and progress. Damned if this is not an ad for the Liberal Party of Canada. Or it should be. And if it is not, then why the hell not?
Impressed that George Takach recognizes that technology is more than wires and chips
My friend Karen Mock passed this along to me and, as she wrote, it is too good not to pass along.
A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.
'You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one,' the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. 'The young people of today are much more advanced than people your age. We grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon and the Internet. We have cell phones, nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers, automated manufacturing, amazing
technologies, …and,' pausing to take another drink of beer.
The senior took advantage of the break in the student's litany and said, 'You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young…..so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little shit, what are YOU doing for the next generation?'
The applause was resounding…
On doing an image search, I came across these great pictures. I will definitely be framing some for my place. Have a look at Building a World - The Explodingdog Store.
I still remember fondly the first computer ever to find its way into the family home. The Apple IIe was magic, allowing these clumsy finger to type badly, then delete the virtual mistakes.