Monthly Archives: February 2013

A beauty and the beast

There was a night last week when everything changed. I still don’t know if it’s for the better or worse.

Despite having been gifted an old router some time ago, the Beast and I have never set it up. So we have never had WiFi. We were also recently gifted an Apple TV thing from my brother. But we didn’t have WiFi so we couldn’t use it. And I recently got an iPad. But you need WiFi to run it. Also, my brother tries to Face Time with me so I can see my nephew. Again, that requires WiFi, so it never works.

So, the night everything changed, we plugged in the router and in 30 seconds, we had WiFi; a functioning iPad; Apple TV; a subscription to Netflix and I was Face-timing with my brother.

As we fumbled with the TV, my iPhone, the iPad–which all sort of magically connected–there was a feeling of information overload. The Beast and I sat transfixed in front of the television as we scrolled through all the Netflix options trying to settle on our first viewing.

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