I was round at friend's place the other night for Game of Thrones. They have a giant TV there and a new, unlimited data allowance, and while we waited the talk was energetic and constant. Someone was on the sofa with the keyboard, typing and searching, and I saw this powerful engine being woven into the social interaction in a way that was organic and fluid. A vastly sophisticated improvised power point underscoring the conversation and extending on offers made in passing. No pop culture reference so obscure that couldn't be backed up with imagery or video in an instant; JCVD embarrassing himself on South America TV, Tom Hanks in a trailer for his breakthrough film, a terrible kung fu/dance scene, it's there. A complementary layer to the conversation, and never the sense that the focus had moved away from a social experience. Maybe there's hope for we old gen-Y's after all, to keep on top of all of this and stay sane.
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