A recent $40,000 invoiced rental car included a HUD (Head's Up Display) in which the speed, direction, Bluetooth menu and the price of soybeans (not actually but it could be added) at the lower driver's side of the windshield. One of many amenities that came with the car and apparently amused valet parkers no end! This technology was developed by the USAF for its pilots as I recall.
In NYC recently I was amused (as an old person can be) by the near total fascination of walkers (and some drivers amazingly) to be gazing down at their cell or smart phones while crossing the streets of Manhattan. I guess they have mastered the art of not paying attention or making eye contact with anyone else. This heads down approach has replaced the lpoud talking into an earpiece mode that I saw last year on these same streets.
So if we ever doubted that the revolution is here, we were wrong. Everyone is now gazing at their screens, perhaps reading, but always texting, and enjoying the simple pleasure of being an island in a sea of humanity. Let's hope that cell service never goes down, cause folks might have to speak with each other if it does!
A bit of Grimm humor there. Byt the way, from our window from the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (that I just did a review on) the bellman pointed out that they just shot the 11th episode of GRIMM outside the window of our room, at a boat anchored there. We have been watching that series and enjoying it because my wife spent most of her adult life in Portland.
Tryt or SS,
Dined there but cannot remember the name of the "Stately" hotel downtown Portland. Had a great meal there and think there was a theatre next to it. Could you help me remember the name of it?
By the way, Jakes REST. was great for seafood and The Ringside was great for steaks!
Want to get back and go on the "Wine" drive and visit the Lewis and Clark Campsite.