It's now gone midnight, I've been listening to BBC Radio (Folk Club and Celtic Heartbeat) for the past hours while zipping around the 'net, talking to people, uploading a very few pictures to my flickr
, hunting for new images to make into user icons, watching my favourite webcam, the Naked Mole Rat Cam
, and now I can see the pandas sleep in the National Zoo, Washington, DC. I can actually see a panda on the other side of the world breathe.
Webcams have always fascinated me. To be able to see a view from the other side of the world, and be it an octopus, a street full of people, or the sky over Fort Worth, Texas, is more than cool. It makes the world both smaller and bigger at the same time.
And that's exactly what this faster connection has done. It's made the world and the WWW smaller, easier to get to, and bigger, with a lot more highways and byways and things to explore.
The sun's going down over the Palace Hotel in Manchester. I think I'd better go to bed now.
Who'd have known I could get all philosophical about a piece of technology.