I’m at LAX waiting to board SQ011 to Narita, and I’m posting this from a Nokia E61, which has emerged from the drawer as the most versatile world phone I’ve had. This will be an interesting trip and I’ll attempt to blog it as I go. More to come…
From the Washington Post:
“Drinking and driving is never a good idea – least of all when the vehicle involved is a multi-billion dollar Space Shuttle or a high performance jet aircraft,” said Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), chairman of the Science and Technology committee.
You can read the story here.
I just returned from visiting family in New Orleans, and, while I did enjoy taking my mother to Galatoire’s for dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day, I was astounded at how empty the city seems. A place that figured so prominently in my childhood has been taken apart and has yet to be put back together. Those who remain in the city and persevere with hope are an inspiration.
Moved to the east part of Honolulu. More pictures to come soon.
In Honolulu….starting out on Waikiki, then moving east of Diamond Head for the balance of our stay.From the window:
For the first time in years, I am not going to CES.
I canceled my reservations at the last minute last week, sparing me
from a tour of duty that would take me from LA to Vegas, onward to NYC
and finally to Philadelphia before returning home.
I’m nostalgic about my CES experiences in years past, and for good
reason- I’ve filtered out all recall of the cab lines, the smoke, the
overflow from the adjacent adult-entertainment expo, and the sheer hell
of actually trying to get anywhere on time. Why hasn’t Purell done more with CES- their tag line is “Imagine a Touchable World.” Touchable world indeed.
I will miss seeing seeing my friends and colleagues, and I’ll have
to travel a bit more this quarter to connect with the folks I would
have seen at CES, but as I sit in my study and balance my daughter on
my knee I can honestly say I’m glad to take a year off.
To my friends and colleagues I offer this heartfelt wish: May you
get out alive and more accomplished than when you arrived. Happy New
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