I prefer ergonomics; no technology is ergonomic these days, teeny buttons, black on black that you barely can find and you have to press with your fingernail. My newer model Kindle has a touch screen that activates spontaneously because the edge of the machine is too narrow and my fat thumbs accidently touch the screen edge causing mahem. It seems that the ubiquitous hand held device is accepted by society and only to me does it seem strange to see people staring at something in the palm of their hand and gesticulating............maybe ithings like to have their bellies scratched, like puppies??? There seems to be some kind of phobia generated by all this technology: the fear of missing something. Yet they sit there staring at the thing oblivious to their surroundings while the world moves around them. Sometimes I wonder which one is the android. We went to a ball game (base, blew it in the top of the ninth) and many ignored the game and attended to their cellular device. I ended up in two sets of documentary photos, one to the group on my left (Ben & the Boaters) and one to the couple on my left. The left couple also received a text from their friends saying that they saw us on TV! If you are sitting with friends and their ibaby cries (ibaby, crybaby), you are promptly ignored while they attend to it. The fear if missing out takes over with the justification of "it might be important". I call it the new rude, The overconnected, distracted society. Solitude seems beaten to death.
The idea of a floating home being pushed around by the wind seems more and more appealing.
Hey, thanks to Sergey and Rune for the comments! They represent all my readers: 2.
With the nip of fall in the air (temperature in the low 90's,), we pressed on.............