Thursday, July 28, 2005

Gratuitous Blog

Stop presses!
AP headline: Teens Using Internet in Record Numbers

Warning: Survey
Reuters: “E-mail is for grown-ups and U.S. teenagers now prefer instant messaging to communicate with each other online, according to a survey released on Wednesday.”

E-mail is old-fashioned? Already? It’s gone the way of the Victrola? And videotape is outmoded! Already?

Have a big sandwich and take a nap!
Dagwood and Blondie celebrate their 75th anniversary. Already?

Oh, go send an e-mail to your grandkids.

Legendary BEATLES producer GEORGE MARTIN disapproves of modern technology because now anyone can make a record in the comfort of their own home.

Martin sealed his place in history by piecing together a string of classic albums including REVOLVER and SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - but he fears the advent of mp3 players will dumb down the music industry.

He says, "With iPods, mini-recorders and all the new technology, people can lie in their bath and make a rock record."

Stop presses 2:

“While technology, such as cell phones, e-mail and instant messaging, have in many ways made life easier, these same devices may make users lazy and oblivious to their surroundings. The constant pressure on workers to be accessible means manners often take a backseat. In consumer circles, lots of people apparently believe that because they can take or make a phone call, they should.”

Is she still alive?
"The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself," veteran reporter Helen Thomas told DC newspaper, THE HILL. "All we need is one more liar."


Blogger Marianne Mueller said...

Wait, no one told me I wasn't supposed to mix a rock album in the bath.

(And to Helen Thomas: thanks! Me too!
Except maybe instead of killing myself, I'll mix a whole rock opera
in the tub and podcast it and dedicate it to Cheney.)

12:07 AM  
Blogger BonzoGal said...

Dearest Mr. Reuters,
Are you quite certain that eletro-mailing is no longer in vogue? After all, you predicted the same for the teleo-vision machine, and yet that engine of entertainment seems to be quite the rage among the "younger set."

Yours ever,
B. Gal (Mrs.)

9:36 AM  

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