Monday, October 18, 2010

Whither McLuhan?

I am pleased to report that I found the following item posted by one of my ‘friends’ on facebook to another ‘friend’.


dude, get the GoChat app! its fuckin awesome, the layout is sick and it works perfectly...only downside is it's not a widget, but def worth getting!


It behoved me to add to the discussion thus:


Dude! Get go chat! It's brilliant. I don't know how to describe it, but if you are in the same place as someone else, particularly if you live with them, by manipulating your mouth and vocal chords you can make sounds come from inside you that means you can communicate with that person. Don't even need wifi. Then you don't have to splurge your boring ideas all over facebook.


I cannot, of course, identify the two ‘friends’, it would be a breach of privacy. I can tell you that they are brothers, and they live in the same house.


I think you should understand that I am not opposed to using the electric internet as a medium. I have lived in my village for less than twenty five years, so, even were I to leave my house, it would be inappropriate and forward to engage neighbours in conversation. Does anyone know of any app that allows a cup of sugar to be transported from number 86  to here?

16 comments:

Tim Footman said...

I’ve often wondered about this “cup of sugar” thing. The only occasion on which the unit of measurement for sugar is the cup is when it is being transported between one abode and another. Otherwise you have teaspoons, or ounces/grammes, or bags. Or even bowls.

I think it’s a euphemism for something rude and suburban.

Dave said...

I have found that sugar dissolves when tea is added to it, and the air gaps around it allow even more tea to be added, so the 'cup of sugar' becomes the basis for a lovely sweet and refreshing drink.

ps Were it not for the electric internet I would never have met Vicus. I am not sure whether this is a good thing.

Scarlet Blue said...

Yeah, Tim's right!
Do you fancy the bird at no. 86?
Sx

Sandy's witterings said...

Rover, my faithful friend, sent me a facebook message saying, "Get go clap". After a small problem with the word order and a dose of penicillin, he's much happier.

Zig said...

teleportation works for me

english inukshuk said...

only 25 years? do even know if you actually speak the same language as your neighbours - let alone know the correct grammatical order of words for asking a question. . .

now, if you were Dr Who, and had use of the TARDIS, then you'd understand everything everyone said to you (it works like a Babel Fish, without having to insert a fish thing in your ear)

actually, if you were Dr Who and had use of the TARDIS, you'd probably have a secret cupboard in there full of sugar

I hope this helps

tom909 said...

So if I get this Gochat thing, Dude, does that mean I'll never have to speak to my Mrs again - who questions the value of progress now, eh, eh, eh!

Betty said...

I would like to know if there is an app that transports all of my neighbours to number 86, especially the bloke next door who has complained about his dodgy knees in every conversation I've ever had with him.

Christopher said...

Are you in trouble, Vicus? You can always rely on us for sympathy and wise counsel, as you know. 'Cup of sugar', as T. Footman suggests, is now a bit outmoded as a euphemism for certain mercury and arsenic based palliatives - could you perhaps ask for Canderel instead? Not by the cupful, of course: that would really set tongues wagging!

arwriter said...

hilarious! i wonder if they understood what you were saying, or if they went and looked up 'chat'

The Birdwatcher said...

I had to look up app.

Valentina Miranda said...

My sister and I caught ourselves talking on msn when we were both in our rooms in our own computers. As difficult as she's to deal with, I felt like I had done something terribly worng for the future of human relations. So i just stopped it, went to her room and annoyed the hell out of her.

Love the blog because it's unpretentious, which is exactly what I wanted to do when I started mine. Tired of super cool/super clever/super glamourous people around. I'm definetely old enough to know better. But as you'll see from my writing, I clearly don't.

David Cameron is indeed a slimy twat. Will read more of your crap later on.

english inukshuk said...

happy pagan festival of light and life and harvest and death and winter and and and

X

Clairious Miss said...

DUUUUUUUUUDE, I'll bring the sugar, Bro. Dude.

Vicus Scurra said...

I have been remiss in replying to your kind comments. Special welcome to Sandy and Valentina.
I must have been busy chatting.

Arabella said...

Or busy cupping.