Monday, May 16, 2005

The Edge Of Things

A manual winder for a cell-phone gives a new meaning to "truly" wireless. This is interesting use of low-tech to power the very high tech. However, when the trusty commode starts to bristle electronic sensors and worse, personal hygiene turns into a somewhat of a cause celebre.

This brings to mind lines from Robert Browning's poem -
Bishop Blougram's Apology
Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things.
The honest thief, the tender murderer,
The superstitious atheist, demirep
That loves and saves her soul in new French books--
We watch while these in equilibrium keep
The giddy line midway: one step aside,
They're classed and done with.

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