charming domestic scenes of the 21st century

From: Strata Rose Chalup (
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 00:17:59 PST

The virtual camera pans across a balcony of potted plants in assorted
stages of winter dormancy. Passing through the glass doors into the
kitchen, it makes a sharp turn around the vase holding magenta
carnations and hovers briefly over a tabletop strewn with periodicals
ranging from Science News to Nuts & Volts, QST to Silicon Valley
Business Ink.

Our invisible point of view rotates and moves forward into the living
room, where cats and laptops recline seemingly at random on horizontal
surfaces of varying heights. It pauses before the open doors of a tall
cabinet, and focuses on a small personal shortwave receiver almost old
enough to drive. The old-fashioned LCD readout shows 5000 khz.

As the warm tones of WWV reach "8 hours universal coordinated time", a
nerdy couple are kissing on the couch, breaking off with a wide smile.

Happy New Millenium!!

Strata & Mike

PS- If this sounds totally hopeless to you, we are probably too weird to
become good friends of yours, but we'll say hi at parties. :-)

Strata Rose Chalup [KF6NBZ]                      strata "@"
VirtualNet Consulting                  
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