"Rad, wicked, bad, barry, and definitely not sad". Amazingly, James Runcie is talking about glasses
He also describes his own endearing misadventures with NHS specs
and how he's changed his opinion from glasses as stigmata (used by "the shy, the gangly, the awkward; people whose voices had not yet broken; the pyromaniacs, the mummy missers, and worst of all, the people who actually liked classical music") to the joy of myopia ("we look in a concentrated manner or not at all, for we cannot bear very much reality").
As to Dorothy Parker's famous dictum
, the obsessive, often unsafe for work BBS and links on eyescene
should offer some evidence to the contrary.
posted by 111
on Feb 19, 2003 -
How many instances of 'Gee Whiz' can you fit on your hard drive?
With cameras mounted on eyeglass frames, he suggests, we can document every moment of our lives and create a second-by-second digital diary. "There won't be any reason ever to forget anything anymore," he says. Vannevar Bush had a similar idea 50 years ago, though in that era the promising storage medium was microfilm rather than magnetic disks.
Hate to parrot /. But this article was just way too fascinating to pass up not sharing it with any of you no-slashdot readers.
posted by crasspastor
on Apr 18, 2002 -