Half the day was spent on the ms. for the new edition of From Weird and Distant Shores, and I am done save the three-story bonus section for the lettered edition (or the numbered, or whatever it will be). I wanted to get the whole thing done today, but I reached a point thing afternoon when I'd had all of it I could take. Oh, and I want to write a short preface for the new edition, but we'll see. I was going to work on Winifred today, but I spent so much time and energy of the ms., that it just didn't happen. All the email I'd pile up and had to answer was the last straw. Tomorrow.
Generally speaking, new technology enters my life only when it is forced upon me. Or if it's pretty much free. Usually, that's the way it is. This is especially true with phones. I used the same old cellphone for about eleven years, until I finally managed to get a $1 iPhone from Sprint in the summer of 2015. We used it for six years, so that's 16.6¢/year for that phone. Not bad. Anyway, like much of the world, we have been forced to face the reality of 5G and Sprint/T-Mobile had a deal, which is mighty fucking considerate of them, given they were forcing us to ditch a perfectly good (if somewhat ancient) iPhone. It better last me at least six years. Oh, and while I'm on this, I really did not want to know there are people in the world so goddamn stupid that the WHO has to tell them that COVID-19 and other viruses cannot be spread by 5G mobile networks. If you believe even for a moment that, as a species, we're getting smarter just because a tiny percentage of clever humans are coughing up all this shiny tech, well, you are very sadly mistaken. We are at least as dumb as we ever were. It's just gotten easier the spread the idiocy around. 5G might not be a vector for COVID-19, but it's great for conspiracy theories.
Yeah, so. New phone. They made me.
We're watching The Big Bang Theory again, and last night we made it into Season Three. Bazinga!
This afternoon, no movie. Kathryn and I watched a new episode of Nova about the Hindenburg disaster and a new Nature about sharks in Hawaii. And I read more about South Polar dinosaurs.
I leave you with beets. I have no idea why, other than Kathryn thought they were pretty.