Electronaut

“This is the point and the joy of the internet for me; whether we’re at home or on the road, I’m in the same town as my friends.”Warren Ellis, writing in his column Brainpowered at artbomb.net. He’s not unusal in that, these days.

I love my geektoys to death. I can be online no matter where I am, as long as I can get a mobile signal. With five years, I’ll have replaced (my already-dated) visor and telephone, my camera and MP3 player with one or two devices that’ll do all these things, that will talk to each other and pick up wireless access whereever they can, as I wander. You’ve heard me say all this before.

Do you know what makes me sad about this?

There’s a generation growing up now for whom this won’t be a wonder. This won’t be special or amazing and exciting. It’ll just be part of life. They’re going to miss out on all the fun.

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