Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Plugs, sockets, cables and flexes


You can still see the old world. It lives on in shops like these. Blistered paintwork, old signage, no web address - the steamed-up windows, lace curtains upstairs - everything. Still it reminds me how, even in our fast networked world, we are still dependent on so many physical connections. Electricity. Wires. I just got my foot caught in the USB lead connected to my camera; in December I trashed the webcam when I got up too quickly; a spaghetti junction of cables at the back of my desk. I eagerly anticipate the wireless world, whilst looking with nostalgia at the shopfront of John Carr and Co.