Phone in your home Phone with you on the road Three way connections Incoming calls, not one, but another-aka call waiting Phones with caller ID Cordless phones Hands free phones Toothy phones sticking out of people's ears Picture phones...say cheese! Phone texting instead of talking Hello? I cannot hear you!
Television and movies in your home DVD players in your car Watch those images on your computer Watch them on your cell phone Television in the airport Television in the restaurant Television at the gas pump Television in the grocery store line What's next? Television in the operating room?
Music on your home stereo Music on your car radio Store it all on your traveling ipod Melodious cell phone rings everywhere Your mp3 player and new computer speakers Your favorite cable music channels And plenty of music blasted in the stores Can't I just have a thought to myself?
Don't forget computers! Instant messaging Junk mail in cyberspace All your shows and movies always at your instant access Computer dating Computer stalkers and hacking Computer crashes I foresee because computer bugs and viruses are trying to invade my soul! And I feel sick!
I can't get that music out of my head! I think my ears are ringing! You've heard of couch potatoes I think I'm a mouse potato! How is that for a human spud? Yes, I admit I'm addicted to my PC! That I spend more time with technology than I do with the human race!
I should be burnt out like old hardware that is on extreme overload Not made of wires and steel but of flesh and blood I am designed!
But I can't stop!!!
The technology of the future is now here! I know what George Jetson was saying when he said: JANE! GET ME OFF THIS CRAZY THING!
I am told that Bilbo, before his Adventures began, would walk, the Shire to seek the queen of the fungi. To search was the compulsion. Driven by taste, for the mysterious Fruit of the forest floor. When asked, he would say, To savour the wild delight has nothing to compare, To the humble taste of a spud, or sprout, Just an ecstasy of unparalleled delight. Knowing you have found the woody nutty treasure. Of the queen of the forest floor. Tis the biggest adventure a hobbit needs To test his might against the mighty mushroom.
But then he had yet to meet ... A wizard and a dwarf.