To me it is bribery. You are not a good mother if you don't buy me x, y and z. And what are these things based on? Distraction, diversion. It disturbs me on many levels.
- Entertainment is- according to Littlewoods- almost entirely electronic, based under a roof and focused on a screen.
I blackmailed my mother for years. I so badly wanted to thrust a blue hedgehog about that I harrassed her and eventually she gave in and for years thereafter my social life revolved around a steady stream of pixelated adventures and multiple homicide.
|Brimming with excitement and new skills.|
My mother is not cool because she bought me an N64. She is not lovely because she succumbed to my pressure to turn me into a dinosaur hunter and lizard go-kart champion. She is cool because she let my sister and I play for hours in the same Scottish stream and she is lovely because she loves to share her photos from the Hebrides and leaves out nibbles for the pine marten.
There is a place for technology, but it is a secondary place. It is a supporting role. Myself I'm a sucker for it. I've just bought neoprene socks on David's recommendation and have spent hours on the internet researching waterproof, breathable technologies and weighing up the pros and cons of a Kindle over my growing bookshelf. Clearly I'm writing a blog on a laptop whilst my electronic music idles away. But the reason I research and buy my gear is so that hopefully it will seem to melt from the forefront and allow my attention to remain more focused on what is there to see in the hills (and hopefully keep my feet warm and pack weight down). I will report back soon.
In the meantime, I fully recommend this beautiful music...