Sunday, 26 August 2012

My Own Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Many years ago Douglas Adams wrote about a book. The book had on it's cover the words "Don't Panic"  and was updated by various researchers. Earth's entry read "Harmless" , shortly to be upgraded to "Mostly Harmless" by researcher Ford Prefect!

The book is what ts says containing useful information about where you are , a bit like the Lonely Planet Guides today . Crammed with useful information about everything and I realised that anyone who has a reasonably smart phone has their own Hitch Hikers Guide in their hand!!

H2G2 was the online incarnation of the book but obviously it was still about Earth as barring the odd trip to the moon , man is quite content to stay here . There is still plenty to do. Anyway you can see what by phone looks like now either side of this bit , one locked , one unlocked.

I can do all these things with it:
  • Make and take phone calles 
  • Send and receive texts
  • Be involved in Conferences
  • Take Pictures
  • Look up information that others have stored
  • Watch Videos
  • Listen to radio shows and music
  • Find out where I am
  • Find out where I'm going
  • Schedule my time
  • Listen to music
  • Record videos and music
  • I can't teleport .... yet

So we all have our own guide , here in our hands.

How lucky are we?

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