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stray thoughts

When I heat up food in my microwave oven, the LED panel counts down to zero then flashes the word "enjoy." I find this very upsetting. I know my microwave doesn't care if I "enjoy" my soup and I'd prefer it not feign interest. I'm also well aware that it mocks my stove when I'm not around.

While his passing was sad, his genius undeniable, and his legacy assured, I am haunted by one question regarding Ravi Shankar. How would we have known if he made mistakes?

As a child I believed that the future included jet packs, flying cars, space travel, cool robots, and glass-domed colonies on the surface of the moon and the bottom of the ocean. As an adult I believe that the future includes TV's that can't be turned on without the help of out-of-work musicians.

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