Yesterday at work, instead of sending me a technical email about the job we were doing over the internet, C. sent me the email using her voice. It was a nice thought - it reminded me of the time that we all sent one another emails using our voice, all the time. We called it 'talking'. Also, instead of typing in emoticons into the computer using apostrophes and semi-colons and em-dashes, we'd broadcast the emoticons to one another using our faces - a process we called 'smiling' or 'frowning'.
Now, call me an old fuddy duddy if you will, but I think that that old method of sending emails to and fro, and communicating inconsequential but nonetheless interesting facts to one another, by 'talking' and 'smiling', had its charms. I think we should all do it more often. I myself have 'talked' to several people today, and received emails back from them. This 'talking' is quite useful and fun, in its own way.
So much so, that I'm going to do it for a few more days - I'm going to Newcastle, where I'll be sending a wide number of emails to my parents by means of my hitherto little-used 'mouth' (the software which I use for 'talking' and 'smiling'). It's true that it may be a little difficult to do blog posts with this 'talking' technology, so don't expect too much out of me for the next few days.
Have a great weekend!
*Amazing technological developments: this title does not apply to Jetstar, who are taking me to Newcastle via the amazingly circuitous route of Sydney, from whence I will be catching a bus up the Pacific Highway.
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