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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2008, 07:24:49 AM »

perhaps in Walden??
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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2008, 06:01:48 PM »

A window box in Walden?
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« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2008, 09:31:29 AM »

And that my friends is the nail hit right on the head.

Thanks Keyser

No problem, Salvage! One of the few things I've got right in my life. Wink

Keyserrrrr.
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« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2008, 03:26:36 PM »

Ahhhh Carrots Shmarrotts sweetheart...try a few panises, geraniums, nasturtiums cascading into rhapsody
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2008, 08:18:23 AM »

Don't foget orchids and gladioli!!!
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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2008, 03:08:37 PM »

The less we have to try, the less we remember how to try.


Impeccable idea as ever Bolshy...contemplate this one and all: a few hundred years ago if a Yorkshire farmer found that his butter churn had  broken down - chances are he could have fixed it himself...TODAY surrounded as we are by the TV/DVD/PC/MICROWAVE/ IPOD/ PLAYSTATION/RADIO/WASHING MACHINE/FRIDGE how many of us are now actually aliens in our own environment ...most of us not understanding how ANY of it all works and needing to consult a specialist when it does break down...?

Kurt Vonnegut and even the early Gary Numan albums (Replicas/Telekon) touched on this  - alienation in the machine age such that there is a pleasure machine for everything up to and including possibly automated friends in the future which too can break down.  Huxley's Brave New World.

EDIT BY PLOE: I couldn't quite tell what was going on with the quotation box so I just removed it. It's easier to read with the text this size anyhow.
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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2008, 12:57:38 PM »

I remember reading that Japan (perhaps the most technologically elite nation on this sodding blue orb) regard the Instant Noodle the most important "invention" ever. That's infront of the microprocessor, think about that...
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« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2008, 07:50:22 PM »

I planted a few nasturtiums but nothing happened. I had fun watering them with my blue watering can though.
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« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2008, 01:02:31 PM »

Surround yourself by Nature and arcane symbols of ages passed.
And even if you end up half-insane from the pollen and antiquated imagery,at least you've savoured what it means.
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« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2008, 02:23:52 PM »

I remember reading that Japan (perhaps the most technologically elite nation on this sodding blue orb) regard the Instant Noodle the most important "invention" ever. That's infront of the microprocessor, think about that...


Well... in a nuclear catastrophe what would you die of first - lack of PC Games or lack of food  (don't answer that Ploe!) ?  Makes you think ... or it should...often the most simplest inventions are the ones which getya through...there's that little blighter called the wheel for example...

For me it's the humble postage stamp (King Charles I tried to ban it as he didn't like the idea of the common clay actually communicating with one another other en masse...bit like net paranoia today). 

I know folk who never upgraded from record players to CD's let alone Ipod (which after all is a glorified Sony Walkman). Just as internet is glorified Yellow Pages. 

I did a lot of TEFL lessons on discoveries and inventions asking students for their favourites...common answers were : carrier bags, the pen, jeans, tin foil, cling film,  coathanger, alcohol.

It's all very well wiring yourself up to hi-tech gizmos but is your life any more enriched by it ?

 
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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2008, 09:09:55 PM »

I love the postage stamp, and the stock cube.
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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2008, 09:35:05 PM »

It's all very well wiring yourself up to hi-tech gizmos but is your life any more enriched by it ? 

Yes.

You might see a "glorified yellow pages" when looking at the internet, I see an amazing network spreading like spider webs all over the world with people spreading information and ideas and being able to communicate and share and learn and explore. It's like a massive library that everyone has made book by book, page by page, and this library has books about everything, with bookgroups everywhere for people to talk.

It's not something you want to put down or belittle! That's like slamming all books because some of them are really bad joke books or porn.

Technology can enrich life. It can also lead to laziness, but then, so can every invention. Heart machines saving lives, motorised wheelchairs allowing immobile people to see the world again, cameras allowing people to easily capture their memories to show to others and keep for their old age, electric lighting meaning there is less chance of fires and burns, mobiles allowing people to contact each other wherever they are....
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« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2008, 02:57:55 PM »

Technology can enrich life. It can also lead to laziness, but then, so can every invention.

I definitely agree with that, but technology can also bring new challenges that people less lazy than me can spend countless, productive hours pursuing.   
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« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2008, 02:58:26 PM »

Surround yourself by Nature and arcane symbols of ages passed.
And even if you end up half-insane from the pollen and antiquated imagery,at least you've savoured what it means.

I think this is the best advice I've ever heard. 
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« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2008, 01:44:23 AM »

Tis how I live my life dear Will.
Thank you.
Muchly.
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