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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sundays in the Park

Central Park
Photo by myself in Central Park.

I'm not sure there is wireless in Central Park, but this guy was sitting on a bench the other day. Mark remarked to me later that this guy is a doorman. Hence the unusual suit. The gizmo he's holding looks too small for an Apple laptop. I think he's watching a movie on a dvd player.


Thinking about technology sometimes is bewildering to me. It's incredible to think that there's no going back to the Stone Age.

There will never again be a day when we'll be at a loss for information, or someone else's opinion, even though they're across the country. There will never again be a time when we won't be able to find something within seconds.


Julie said...

To my eye this chap is dressed unusually: baseball cap, tie and what could be a private school uniform. He looks to old for high school. He has good manners, though, as he has not plonked himself down in the middle of the bench. I like this image. The laptop contrasts with the person who has to be a "geek".

Susu said...

The snapshot looks pretty peaceful. I suppose that technology can help us live better lives if we pay attention on not getting under its stranglehold. Information overflow can truly nag you down.

Anonymous said...

Bewildered. I am. I do visit and I do comment and I was here. I did look at your picture(s) and I did read what you wrote about them. I could say how great you are and how beautiful your work is but alas I would soon run out of things to say on the next blog I visited, so I just left this to prove I stopped and said a few words on Sunday.

Kitty said...

Welcome Julie
What a visual sleuth you are. Mark later guessed he's a doorman, and I believe he's right. Hence the embarrassing outfit.
I look forward to perusing your blog!

Hi Susu
I agree with you. Now we have no excuses for not knowing anything or not communicating with anyone.

Morning Mr Lincoln
You sound a little like one of my favorite characters, Yoda, lol. It's nice to see you as always. :-)

Afyonkarahisar said...

perfect shot, really stunning.

Spandrel Studios said...

Technology can better our lives, for sure, but there's also the potential for abuse, for cutting ourselves off from real-live interaction, and for rampant distraction.

I think you're right, Kitty, there's no going back!

• Eliane • said...

I wouldn't be surprised that CP be wifi-ed. Most parks are (Bryant Park, Riverside Park,...).
It looks like a well-deserved break for this doorman. I like that he's high-tech and has swapped his hat for a baseball cap.

Kitty said...

Welcome Afyonkarahisar
I look forward to seeing more of Turkey on your blog!

Hi Spandrel
well, now kids can be addicted to video games and a kajillion channels of tv.

Mark was struck by visiting his old stomping grounds in Long Island, for instance. He remembers days and days of his youth riding around on his bike.

Now the streets are virtually empty (and so many kids are overweight). I know I sound like an old fogey, but it's a different world altogether.

Hi Elaine
We were wondering whether he'd taped a Yankees game and was catching up? He looks happy as a clam here.

Marie-Noyale said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
True, it would be hard to go back in time,but I still do like the old ways of getting the news..
There is no way I would stop reading my NYTimes on "real"paper!! while having my breakfast..

Teri Tynes said...

Hey! I've tested out all the Central Park wi-fi spots, so I can blog from there. The ones in good working order - 1. the Delacorte; 2. the gate at Columbus Circle; 3. the arbor esplanade SE of the Bethesda Terrace; and 4. Harlem Meer, where it's possible to fish and blog at the same time. Other spots at the Sheep Meadow and the Zoo didn't work when I was there.

Dana said...

It looks very pretty (all that lovely green) and peaceful in the park.. very nice shot :)

Olivier said...

seul au monde avec son ordinateur

Only the world with his computer

Rosezilla said...

You're right about technology connecting us. They said it would be isolating, but here I am in SW Fla talking to someone in NY and exchanging thoughts. Perhaps the gentleman on the bench has one of those "readers" that lets you read books or magazines, it looks about the right size.

Kitty said...

Hi Marie-Noyale
If there no more newspapers it'd be an odd world. But I'm sure the day could come. You never know.

Hi Teri
That's wonderful to know. I can imagine people bringing their laptops out there. Sheep's Meadow would've been a great location.

Thanks Dana!

lol, Olivier

Welcome Rozilla
So true. Thank goodness for the internet!
I look forward to checking out your blog.

Fredrik said...

I know what you mean. At the same time we're perhaps more vulnerable now then ever before. It's so easy to create chaos as we depend on technology.