14 September 2009

Well...duh!

So THAT'S what it means! Before I tell you what I'm talking about, a little disclaimer. For the past five years I've been living in Vietnam, where every page of the internet is painfully downloaded pixel by pixel so that it can be screened by the government before you're allowed to view it. Not conducive to doing anything other than letting friends and family know you are alive and well and eating too much pho. Then I was in the inaka (countryside) of Japan where the connection speed was great but I didn't have a technically minded group of people around me to discuss the latest in technology. And then, finally, I've been back in good ol' NZ but had a really crappy connection speed even though I did soldier on to the best of my ability. Now I've got broadband...which is a relative term down here, but it's useable, and a three day work week that allows me time to spend doing "research". OK, so here it goes...wait for it...



"WEB 2.0" just means interactive web pages!



I swear to God I had never thought about what that meant before. Yes, I'm ashamed to say that I live in cyber space as much as the next blogger. Can they take my blogging rights away from me?

3 comments:

Lotus Reads said...

How lovely that you get to travel and live in these exotic places! We visited Cambodia last year and how I wished I wasn't just a tourist..maybe one day I'll go back and spend some time there. I'm going to check your blog archives for writings and thoughts on your time in Vietnam.

Des said...

I know exactly how you feel. But the changes in technology and terminology are so fast that I think many people experience the same thing.

shantiwallah said...

Thanks for visiting, Lotus Reads. Unfortunately I didn't start my blog until after I'd left Vietnam and was living in Japan. (My Vietnamese thoughts are all in paper journal form!)Are you going there soon? You are welcome to email me if you have any questions, especially about Ho Chi Minh City as that is where I lived.

Hi Des and thanks for your comment. I'm happy to know I'm not the only one!