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Sunday, 23 December 2012
Mystery Package Found on Sunday Morning.
It is Sunday morning and a strange package was dropped off in our yard. I found it next to my plate on the table.
It is about 12 inches by 20 inches and somewhat difficult to handle compared with my I Pad, but it seems to serve a similar function. On the desktop there was a news story on Egypt, one on the Budget, and a picture of a story about an Avalanche. I pushed them repeatedly with my finger, but the stories never opened up. I tried to swipe them to another page—nothing happened.
What you seem to need to do is hold the whole thing up in the air and then move the pieces of paper with one hand while using the other hand to turn some pieces of paper over. They have words on both sides!
While I don’t think this thing will ever replace tablets, it is strangely engrossing and satisfying to while away time with a cup of Earl Grey tea.
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Posted By Ed Martin at 5:25 PM in Category:Inside Venice
24 Dec 2012
I also know about a device with which you can communicate with people without squinting at a little screen and stabbing your fingers onto little spots. You can actually talk to your fellow human being......hear them laugh.....hear them sigh.....and look out the window at the world around you as you converse......amazing.
24 Dec 2012
Sounds wonderful. I discovered a little box in the attic that lets you play music without having to have a plug in your ear! Miracles never cease.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Edi, sounds terrific. I found something at the doctor's offce -- compact, bright, great photos and interesting stories, called Newsweek. I'm going to see if I can order one. GV
This was great! A top ten thread of 2012! Now if it could only darn the hole in my Christmas socks!
hope your xmas was a good one.
we had 6-8" of snow here in my part the great white north. we call it boxing day up here as do the brits, aussies and kiwis....
first serious snow fall of the season.
hope your visit to the doctor's was a routine visit.
I SEE matsui has retired. class act. he embodied everything valued in japanese culture.
Bruce, mundane visit, thanks. I agree with you about Matsui. Derek jeter's statement today that Matsui was an idea teammate was correct. Matsui was a classic Yankee the day he arrived. He wasn't DiMaggio or Mantle, but he was Henrich and Bauer and O'Neill.
For the New Year, I wish for you many 'Home Runs' of felicity!
Best - Altenir
Querido Altenir: Feliz Ano Novo.
Belated holiday wishes from the Holy Land. Jerusalem is an exiting and unique city on many levels, but there is a spirtuallity that cannot be adequately expressed. It transends all religions.
The Wall, Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are all meters apart. It was very humbling being were the three major religions originated. This feeling continued when we visited the birth places of John the Baptist and Saint Peter.
It seamed surreal that so much violence and hatred exists in the birthplace of so much good.
One an only hope and pray for better times, but it is beoming ever more difficult.
Very well written, I’m glad I stumbled onto this. My friend and I were just having a similar disussion the other day.
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