Rachel's Blog: Civilisation go boom

Fri, 07 Jul 2006

Today was not a good day for me and technology to work together. By blogging this I am of course asking for trouble. Blew electricity first thing this morning by demanding light and heat simultaneously. After that was rectified, the central heating decided not to, so I waved a frozen chicken fillet at it (as the closest thing I had to a sacrifice) only to have the HTPC have an allergic reaction to being shut down.

To celebrate the day's end and survival of all, I watched The Mosquito Coast, which also illustrates what can happen when one relies on large, complex technologies. But it is a very good film. Creepy, though, that Helen Mirren's character is only known as "Mother".