(or as Ali G says, techmology)
Now you know this is going to be a profound post. I, Yael X, will be talking about technology. Alert C|Net!!
Just kidding. What do I know. Not much, except this:
Somehow the computers here are very smart. When I try to watch The Bachelor for free from abc.com (which is partially the whole raison d’etre for my existence in this crazy, mixed-up world), a scolding message appears on an ominous black screen:
Only viewers within the United States can watch these full-length episodes.
Completely UNfair since The Bachelor is BRITISH this season.
But the same “technology” that has undermined my completely reasonable addiction to The-Most-Dramatic-Rose-Ceremony-Ever will save the day. Bryan and I were given a Slingbox by a friend and will hook it up to his mom’s computer, replete with DVR, and we will control our American tv watching from here. (cue evil laugh)
Somehow “the internets” here also knows to only search British sites. Which means if I need something quick from allrecipes.com, a lot of yorkshire pudding articles will come up. If I go to amazon.com, I can buy a lot of yorkshire pudding baking trays.
Gmail and Skype both have options where you can set your status as “invisible.” It means I look off-line, but I can see who is on-line. It makes it easier to not keep resetting my status if I get up from the computer. But what I like about Gmail is a very pointed message that constantly appears on the left-hand side of my Inbox:
You are invisible.
Sometimes Gmail, I know just what you mean.