Monday, July 12, 2004

I was thinking about (computer) technology and the internet and the way it has and will change our lives.

Three major thoughts at the moment.

First off, it definately has changed our lives. Today, a mate from the sinilille.org crew (do remember that all three of us have stronger-thatn-regular ties to the net scene. Especially them to. I dont work as a web desingner. Yet.?) was trying to tell us about a movie set in ancient greece. As he didnt quite remember the word for ancient he said: "you know, the time when the Times font was invented..". It took me a while to understand what he was trying to say. But understand i did. The main idea here being, i think, The serifs times has were invented because serifs enable one to chisel the font onto stone. Im not quite sure, but i think thats the theory. But his referring to an age through a font, and using the word font, is what made us laugh. But us laughing didnt make it less worthy at any angle.

Secondly, i was wondering when they will start teaching children the real alphabet that goes !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@abc instead of the old and forgotten abcd.

And third: i just imagined a small boy, having just gone ghrough Basic Pen Training in second grade, picking his pen up to write his first real lines, being completely baffled when he understands his notebook doesnt render the text smaller when he closes the final > around his [font size="-2"][/font]. Expect no less when he realizes that the font command won't make his handwriting any better either.

[music: Bob Marley & The Wailers - Work]

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