Life On Two Wheels

Along the river and toward the mountains a morning shadow shimmers across the road. The rays of the first light jet through the trees and across a figure gliding upon the road. His breath trails in short spurts, petrified as it hits the icy air. All is quiet except the slight sound of the athlete as he summons himself for yet another days work. Soon the rest of the world will bustle with life as well and the brief simplicity of cyclist and nature will disappear into the everyday struggle of life in full motion; the errands and intervals, the appointments and intersections, and the deadlines and finish lines OutPaceTheRace

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Scam'n the snobs

I was on Yahoo! Finance- adding up my losses for the last like month, & there's this advertisement for a "handheld" wi-fi device. I can't help but look at it and think of the worthlessness of such a contraption. Will you actually buy this for $350? Why not just step up and buy a desktop computer, stash that in your back pack and set up shop outside the nearest coffee shop? Is it really necessary to check your e-mail every 10 minutes? I'm think'n that there's a remote possibility that that's not the case... Perhaps its the snob appeal of whipping out an expensive little contraption in front of the rest of the snobby Starbucks customers to read the Wallstreet Journal's online edition, instead of reading the paper version like the rest of the snobs. Maybe you can get a little speaker for it too that proclaims "I'm surfing the online edition of the Wallstreet Journal," so everyone knows- what's the point otherwise?"