Monthly Archives: January 2010
There’s a small percentage of the population out there who just don’t seem to blend in with everyone else, not posh gits or fashion victims and certainly not Chavs which is a subject I couldn’t care less about. I’m talking about SCRUBBERS, those horrible, dirty, foul-mouthed dossers who can’t dress properly, can’t talk properly and have less intelligence than a bag of Smarties.
Now before I get started I should point out that the Chav phenomena appears to be centred in the UK, although if there are any of these neanderthals where you live… er, well, you have my pity. To me the Chav thing is plain dumb, the media dream up ways to say people with certain dress sense and attitude are bad. Well I’d like to know why the media hasn’t had a good look at Scrubbers.
Last year I bought a brand new desktop PC. Fast, powerful, with smooth sexy dark case. It was the shizzle! I don’t actually use it very much. Ever since I gave up smoking in April 09 I’ve had trouble feeling comfortable sat at the same desk with my new PC.
I was too restless to do any real writing, and reminded of the good old days – smoke in hand, ice-cold coke on the right, ashtray on the left. Pack of smokes nearby, ready to have one plucked and lit at a moments notice. It may sound like I miss it but I don’t, not even a single craving and I certainly don’t (and won’t) want to go back.
But I missed writing. In December my attention was grabbed by a row of netbooks in PC World, funky looking yet dinky little things with colourful crisp screens.
Sometime during the 90′s (or thereabouts) there was a lot of discussion about Virtual Reality (VR). It was heralded as the next big thing for games, science, communication, space exploration, engineering, medicine, and so on. The uses were limitless, so we were told.
I watched Tomorrows World on BBC1. The presenter wedged his nut inside a VR helmet and moved his head in an overly theatrical way. He was looking around a virtual world, one that we could only see in 2D on a screen behind him. Using a glove laden with sensors it was possible to manipulate virtual objects. It looked very exciting. The tech-heads were licking their lips at the mind boggling possibilities the future held. Just around the corner, they said. Tsk.