Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Connected to the world
It's amazing what we take for granted today. Internet, telephone, cable tv. You don't realize how much you rely on them until you don't have them. It took just over a week for me to get "connected" in Singapore. Most of that time was just me getting around to activating the service. Now, that everything has been activated, I might as well be in the US.
This weekend I got online and played Xbox with Jeff and my brothers. I talked to my family on the phone and had a video conference via Xbox live with my brother Mike.
It's an amazing thing. 20 years ago we were all impressed by Cable TV being installed in our neighborhood and having more than 5 channels. Now I can play Guitar Hero with my brother from the other side of the world and it barely surprises me. Unreal.