Saturday, April 14, 2007
A new personal driving record
I have driven a lot in the last few years. Mostly between Penn state and detroit. However, this week, I set my own personal record for aggregate mileage in a week. Starting on tuesday of last week through tomorrow (sunday), I would have completed a road trip that would have taken me from detroit to DC to Penn state to detroit to Cincinnati and finally back to detroit. A total of 1730 miles and 28 hours of driving. An absolutely useless achievement - big in sleep deprivation and small in its contribution to my PhD :)
I am visiting my wife's sister's family in Cincinnati. My wife's nephew, who is six, sits beside me and stares at my screen, and I could not stop thinking about my own childhood how at his age I had longed for a color television at my home and finally got it one day. Technology has changed a lot. Yesterday's television is today's laptop. I wonder what the future holds like for my nephew. A screen through time?