Recently, I went to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK. It’s really stunning, but I’ve always thought that this entrance was a bit overdone…
The light wasn’t perfect for this shot but I took it because of the perfectly blue sky in the background, something that is quite uncommon here in the UK!
On the subject of smartphones, I’ve made a list of the reasons why I wouldn’t be able to last a day without my phone:
- It’s my daily source of news. Because I don’t have much time every day to get on my computer, I can look at the news while I travel, which is pretty neat.
- It takes less time to start it up than my computer. My computer takes about 7 minutes to start up from shut down… About 30 seconds if in sleep mode. On the other hand, my phone takes less than a second to start from sleep, bearing in mind that it is effectively on all the time in your pocket.
- It’s much smaller than my computer. I can fit it in my pocket and not worry too much about, for instance, someone stealing my laptop bag.
- It’s much more portable. I have a 17-inch laptop, which is huge, and is pretty much impossible to carry around. Also, you are probably going to want to carry around a charger, just in case your laptop dies on you.
- It’s a quick source of entertainment. Got 5 minutes to spare? Why not catch up on a TV show or play a game? It’s so easy just to put on a pair of headphones and continue with whatever TV show or film you’ve been watching. Or you could play a casual game if you have enough battery left.
- I need it to communicate. I just can’t not be able to call and text others. Not to mention all the other ways of communication, such as Skype and Facebook Messenger.
- I need it to listen to music. I don’t have a music player, they are too old fashioned to be honest, especially when you can slot in a 64GB SD card into your phone and soon enough you can fill it up with gigabytes worth of music!
This was fun to write, but have I missed any points? What do you think about not having your phone for one day? How would it affect you?
(I’ll be posting a list on the same topic soon, so follow if you’re interested!)
A poem that I wrote some time ago alongside a picture taken by a lake at sunset:
a multiple meaning word,
A reflection can
Be something you
see in a
our other items…
Or an opposite
world with people
who look like you and
me but write backwards…
It could be a thought
of something that
happened long ago, drifting in
your mind like a bubble
only with memories and
information, trapped for
ever… What’s a reflection?
Smartphones and tablets have been around for quite a while now, and no doubt they have been useful, but how useful?
Imagine this scenario: you have a word document that you need to do but you are away from the computer. You pick out your phone and get typing. But no it’s not as simple as that; you find out that you can’t access the file because it’s in the cloud and there happens only to be 2G in the area you are in.