not so domo arigato, mr. roboto

March 16, 2007

I just tried to txt what I didn't realize was a landline, and got told my message was relayed via Sprint's "text to landline" service.

I guess some robot read my text to my intended recipient.

I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with robots taking that familiar a role in my communication, especially without warning me first.

Image of the Moment
--Given that Lucky already has magical powers of uncertain magnitude, helping him see into the future doesn't sound like such a good idea, kind of how like Agent Smith absorbed the Oracle so that HE had the power of precognition. Actually I'm convinced Lucky is going to snap, turn all the kids chasing him into mice, and then step on them.

Observation of the Moment
We walked four blocks south to a Brazilian restaurant that I must have walked past a thousand times on my own and yet never noticed. This further proved my own belief that there is only so much any given person can see for themselves in Manhattan. It takes two people, looking in all directions at once, to see everything.
--Augusten Burroughs, "Magical Thinking". Great read, and I think this comment is dead all. It's a little true for a lot of places, actually, but even more so for NYC. And I dig the romantic undertone.