Thursday, February 07, 2008
A modern convenience
One of the rather goofy, modern conveniences from the mid-21st Century is the device that lets a person use a "lightning pager". The person is suitably zapped from the sky with a lightning bolt-like phenomenon to get their attention. They are not actually injured by the lightning bolt, but it sure gets their attention, which is the object. The accompanying capability allows the speaker to talk to the person as a disembodied voice from above. I think it is kind of a nice touch. This is sort of the modern equivalent of talking from a burning bush that is not consumed.