My computer has sound for the first time since its epic tantrum in March. Nearly every day, someone would send me a link or I'd want to click on a video, only to remind myself that no, can't happen. When online access to information virtually is unlimited, any limitations appear ridiculously frustrating. A bratty problem to have, grand schemers.
Still, being reintroduced to sound and multimedia is momentous, if only in a first-world kind of way, and I spent the wee hours of this morning becoming reacquainted with YouTube and iTunes and IMDB.com movie trailers...and...and...
And while we're destroying any shreds of street cred, let's press play:
I would like to see this:
And then this:
Sufficiently overwhelmed with technological possibility? Check out an NPR piece on digital overload. Today I heard an interesting interview Terry Gross did with Matt Richtel, who explained why talking on a cell phone while driving is far more distracting than talking to another passenger in the car. (I was listening to said interview while driving. Um.) And now I can listen to the interview with ease, safely from my office desk chair, if I so desire.
Now that I have contributed my early-morning sound binge to the void of the Internet, consider this NYT Magazine article, on the difficulty of erasing your posted past. Which I am now posting, and which will be archived ad infinitum. Freaky.
But not as freaky as our man Mr. Jones: