Saturday, January 26, 2008

Today it finally happened.

I plopped myself down on my study break to zone out with the discovery channel and discovered that our entertainment system has now evolved to the point where I can no longer turn on the TV.

In spite of trying everything I knew, all I managed to get on the screen was a strange little icon that moved from side to side, up, down. Jase has a serious gadget addiction, which I really don't mind because.. well, as far as obsessions go, it's pretty harmless. You see that box to the right of the TV? That's the computer that controls the whole system. It ensures that I can watch what I want, when I want it, pre-recorded from whatever sky channel it happens to show on, and without the inconvenience of ads. I can pause live TV and then resume it, again, without the ads. It's astounding. I happened to wander into the lounge in the dark and it was like entering a starship, aglow with lots of coloured lights, some blinking. When Jase got back in I asked him about the little icon and he indulgently informed me that it is the screensaver and I just need to hit one of the keys on the keyboard which he just attached to the onboard teleportation system... or something. Then he said that actually he had to reboot the whole thing anyway.

Hands up anyone else who's TV has a screensaver and needs to be rebooted. Didn't think so....

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