Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Hey, it's been fifteen years since the web went public. Time flies, eh? Whenever people speculate about what life will be like twenty years from now, I think of how, in 1986, I would never have imagined the internet could exist, much less have such an impact on society. Twenty years from now, I might have it implanted in my brain! Woohoo! (Sorry, I'm a transhumanist.)

They're being sneakily quiet about it, but Washington has dropped that whole ridiculous "freedom fries" thing and have gone back to good old French fries and French toast. Vive les frites!

Sometimes I find links and save them with a short description so I can remember why the heck I saved them in the first place. This one was summed up as "a rave in your hands," and it's true. Literally! Buy two and become a techno conductor!

A new Muppet is going to show up on Sesame Street next week, and she's being touted as "the super girly-girl Muppet." I'm not kidding, either. Her name is Abby Cadabby, she's all into faeries and pink and dresses and magic, and, well, I don't know. I never felt that the Muppets were too male-dominated, which is apparently the concern here, but then again I was sort of a tomboy when I was little. I was never into Barbies or ballerinas, either. Your mileage may vary.

And finally, if you find yourself getting too riled up about Abby or French fries or whatnot, here's an example of just how tiny we are in the grand scheme of things. (Ever see that short film about magnifying the universe by the power of 10? It's kind of like that.)


Anonymous said...

Coming from "a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelguese" I can see now why Ford Prefect found the Earth to be small, insignificant and "mostly harmless".

The Size comparison link is simple, yet amazing.


Dawn said...

Hard to believe I graduated college in 1990 having only used a computer twice!