Was watching 'Hackers' on TV last night, and the scene when the hackers were drooling over a laptop with a 28.8kps modem really rammed home the fact that we've come a long way since 1995. The other thing is how young Angelina Jolie looks, and how much less pneumatic she looked in 1995.
Spent this morning in a reforestation plot - complusory community involvement project from work. Not too bad an experience: I learned that the vines that smother most of our forests are called Smilax. Bloody thorny things, as I recall from reservists, but at least I know what to call them now. We spent the morning clearing a small patch of jungle of as many Smilaxes as we could, armed with snippers and gloves, the logic (as the people from National Parks explained) being that this would save the newly planted saplings from being strangled. I half suspect we probably trampled and killed a few saplings as well, given that there were 20 of us in an area about the size of a tennis court, but it's the thought that counts. Really.