Damn I love people who use these kind of phrases. Imagine when I'm 80 - hmm, not too far away - how those dern young 'uns will be talking.
Languages aside, the point of the blog - started by Anil Dash - is to value what you already have, you don't need the latest model.
VVB has always been heavily into this mode of living. We only got a our first TV bigger than 51 cm (isn't that the 'standard' size?) a couple of months ago.And when I was having trouble getting the new TV to do all its magic tricks with the DVD (about 4 or 5 years old) and the new amp/receiver (replacing my 1986 Luxman), the dude who eventually came to help looked at my NAD CD played and asked was it a new one?
No, the beauty of NAD gear is that their current line of CD players looks just like the 1994 models, which is what I have.
Psst: don't tell Kevin about not buying shiny shiny new things!
And while I'm here...what are readers' (apostrophe placement indicates heartfelt hope I have more than one) views on the child abuse ads on TV. You know, there are three situations:
- the father who loses his temper and whacks the mower when it won't start, the young son recoils in surprise or fear;
- the mum stuck into the plonk after either breakfast or lunch (can't tell by the plates on the table, no sign of the kids);
- the bloke with the little girl in the bedroom, about to do some genuine kiddy-fiddling.