I have been watching and reading a lot of end of world fiction lately. There seem to be a lot of movies out now, on the big screen and on video about disaster and the end of western culture as we know it.
It all began a long time ago in a land far far away... A young woman opened a Hotmail account, she heard about hotmail from a friend. It was a great way to get email without having to sign up for an account your mom could check. She needed an user name though, and she had just finished reading a cheesy fantasy novel. She chooses the title of the book to be her email address. She grows up and moves away to university, keeping her hotmail account and thus staying in touch with friends old and new.
I thought I was being clever by putting my phone on vibrate. That way I could tell if the phone was ringing without actually having a ring.
Maybe I have read too much Frank Herbert in my life but I don't like toys that talk on their own. I prefer the kind of toy that Chloe can explore and interact with on her own terms and will grow and change with her.