Students are beginning to drift back into town, clogging the bookshops with their reading lists for Art History and Unemployability (Comb. Hons.)
Proving the Dutch can do anything with a bike, I spotted these intrepid housemovers while cycling back from the crèche. With a child perched on front and another seated behind, I snapped off this shot while straddling my own bicycle.
4 wheels bad,
2 wheels good!
I’m trying to get my head around joining up various online activities. It’s a challenge, which may be ultimately pointless, but the potentialities of crossover are too inviting.
I have a nagging feeling that this type of laborious cross-linking will seem hilarious in the future, say about three years from now.
My 10-year-old daughter has already checked out of life and in to a virtual world, Habbo, where she is currently working as an unpaid doctor.
Is this the future?
It’s a familiar story, and one I’ve followed, all the way back to Napster in ’99. Ahh, happy days. The social interaction of the early Napster was half the fun, being able to browse each other’s collections and chatting about shared interests. Then came Limewire, WinMX, and Shareaza — that last one ended in a particularly bizarre situation, when the site was hijacked by an organization linked to the RIAA that proceeded to distribute infected files.
Now I’m curious to see how quickly a new sharing service rises, as it surely will.
Update 091201: Lifehacker provides a useful list of alternatives to Mininova.