On Friday night, I went to a baseball game where my hometown Yankees were ingloriously destroyed by the Tampa Bay Devils. My long hiatus from this blog can be explained by the consequent mourning period, combined with my Harry Potter reading. I was at the game with two friends and each of us knew people in New York. So after the game, we wanted to get in touch with all our different contacts and figure out where to meet for drinks and food. As we stood in the stadium, each of us on our cellphones for 15, 20 minutes but not speaking to each other, I laughed to myself. How strangely antisocial the technology was making us. Then we decided to call a fourth friend whose number no one had in their phones. His number, we knew, was posted on his Facebook page, but of course, none of us was by a computer. But my mother happens to be very high tech and she is not only on Facebook, but friends with my friends. [Mothers on Facebook is a topic for its own article]. I proceeded to call her and ask her to sign online and text message the number to me. It gets better, because my mother’s phone was losing service, so she dictated the number to me quickly over the phone. I read it aloud to one of the friends at the game with me, who typed it into his phone and texted it back to me. At this point, it was taking three cell phones and a computer to connect me and the one friend I wanted to meet up with. Our solitary phone calling at first made me think that technology cuts people off from each other, which you sometimes here the cynics say. We’ll all sit at home and shop over Amazon and Second Life and never go out. TIn my house, my mother, sister and I sometimes sit in the same room on our respective laptops without speaking to each other. The ridiculous hoops we were jumping through seem to support the other cynical view that technology makes human interaction more complicated. But the knowledge that we might never have met up with the fourth friend without three phones and a laptop makes me wonder if technology facilitates real world connections. Does technology make the world bigger and lonelier as we surf an ever expanding web and listen to our iPods but stop noticing people in the streets? Or does technology make the world smaller and more social, linking us to people we might never meet otherwise? Silly as my Friday night adventures may seem, this is the million dollar/pound question of the moment. Anybody want to venture an answer? Cherwell24 is not responsible for the contents of external websites
1/31 Nelson St, South Townsville The kitchen also has a clear window splashback, stone bench tops, walk-in pantry and all the latest high-end appliances.A hallway with a raw cement wall leads though to the bedrooms and bathrooms while the large master bedroom also has an ensuite. 1/31 Nelson St will be open for inspection on Sunday from 11.30am to 12pm and Tuesday from 12pm to 1pm. For more information call Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow from M Property Townsville on 0418 773 987. 1/31 Nelson St, South TownsvilleConstruction on the house started in January before it was finished about three weeks ago.Ms Ellis said she designed the home around the huge mango tree which takes pride of place in the backyard.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I wanted the entertaining and the living areas facing the mango tree because that’s where the breeze comes in and you get the shade from the tree as well,” she said.“I was thinking the house would suit young professionals and that’s why it has more of an industrial feel hence the pendant and rock concrete wall. 1/31 Nelson St, South TownsvilleA BRAND new home with industrial chic style has hit the market in South Townsville aimed at appealing to young professionals searching for a trendy base to call home.The house is the brainchild of designer Pam Ellis and was built by Ellis Developments.It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, double lock up garage and is on a 466sq m block. 1/31 Nelson St, South Townsville“I wanted a point of difference and that obviously means the buyer has to be unique as well.”Upon entering the home, stairs lead to the elevated dining area where a statement pendant light draws the eye upwards to the soaring ceilings and high windows.