Friday, January 06, 2006
Technology flowing like wine
Hardware! Sooooooftware. And wine.
Sounds like I am going to go intellectual on you, eh? Chubby chance of that. Besides, all of this talk about convergence is not academic. The central idea behind convergence is supposed to appeal to the mainstream. Convergence is for the least common denominator.
So don't laugh when you begin to want a contraption that does everything you can imagine on a digital level. Just remember that you will be craving convergence and that is going to be normal.
Anything created for the good of mankind eventually finds itself being put to a commercial test. Life-and-death matters always turn into advertisements. Then the whole picture becomes cloudy.
If you don't have a page on MySpace dot com, go and get one and begin the square dance. This web site is the biggest thing to come along since Mario Lanza's autobiography revealed his love for oral sex. My Space dot com is community convergence and 50-million strong. As the French say, "Eat feces. Can 50 million flies be wrong?"
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A wine that is a blend of wines?