Thursday, 29 January 2009

This way... or the other?

This wonderful card reminds me of the most simple of truths: how we are all connected, no matter how far we are. Technology has connected us in ways that were only imaginable in the old times. Some say it has changed the way we connect to others, that it has made us more distant emotionally. Maybe that’s true, but I believe that it has issued us a challenge, one that we are trying to conquer with every bit of determination and imagination.

I am sitting here, in a small room in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. And you are reading this somewhere else, perhaps in the other side of the world or just on the other side of the road. That’s the magic of technology. That’s the beauty of invention.

Of course there are bad things that derivate from all this development. Sadly, that’s the way it is with all human creations. They are always imperfect, consumed by our own flaws as a race.

This card also reminds me of all the great choices that we face every day. It was sent by sputzie, from Singapure.


  1. Amazing! From England I sent the exact same card to someone in Norway.

    I love the way technology connects us now. We are able to connect with people in ways which would have been unimaginable not so very long ago. The methods do mean that there is no non-verbal communication and that can be difficult at times, but with a little effort we can build bridges and make connections.

  2. Hmmm! I'll head to Tokyo! This is a great card!

  3. When I see photos of such signs, I always try to guess, where are they located :) But I'm not sure if I can guess this one... Probably it's in Europe :))


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