Yesterday I was thinking about the origin of some words as I remembered one of my reference books, which I had to leave in Istanbul when I moved to California. It is sad to part from your books… I love Internet, mobile phones, social networking, my Nintendo DS Lite, Sci-Fi Stuff etc.; but I’d always choose paper-books over e-books. I need to scribble down notes, make meaningless illustrations, and draw my flower figures; which sometimes turn into a complete garden or a draft for a landscaping project. There’s nothing like a paper-book; the one that you can hold in your hand, carry to the couch, forget on the table, probably spill coffee all over or fill with delicious cookie crumbles…
I guess this is such a trivial topic to start off the week;) Well, I missed my books. Whatever… Manic Monday, I wish it were Sunday! In fact, I would change the lyrics to this song; I wish it were Saturday or even Friday evening. There is much more to expect on a Friday evening – at least 2 more free days! It is surprising; while working freelance there’s still the week-weekend rhythm somewhere hanging in the air. It is difficult to break a habit, difficult to change your mind frame especially for routine tasks that you are almost not aware of.
Let me share an observation that I made while watching Iron Man this weekend to top off my info-loaded entry with some crucial tech-news! First of all; why didn’t anyone cast Robert Downey Jr. for an action-movie until now? Last year I watched “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints“, which might be a splendid movie, yet it made me feel awfully depressed. On the contrary, the Iron Man movie is awesome; technology + science + engineering look so cool on big screen! Here’s the tiny tech-detail: While improving the Iron Man armor at his modest tech-workshop, Robert Downer Jr. aka Tony Stark uses a special desk with a built-in screen, which very much resembles the Microsoft Surface technology. But the movie takes the cute gadget a step further. The prototypes displayed on the screen are also reflected as 3D holographic images. You might remember holographic communication from Star Wars: Princess Leia communicating with her father, Master Yoda talking to the Jedi Council, etc. I desperately searched for a photo of the Iron Man 3D interface; however I only found a video about the suit. If you are patient, the magic will start after the 45th second of the video! For more you can check out the LG sponsored http://www.insidethesuit.com/ web site.
By the way; STARK means STRONG in German. Apparently strong is an appropriate description for a man covered with IRON plus technology.
To make today’s writing aspirations as kitsch as it gets; I will use actual quotes from the Iron Man movie as the final topping:
~Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.
~Don’t waste your life.
That’s a statement. I’d better put an end to today’s kitsch;) Stop.