1 EAGLETON NOTES: What?

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

What?

When Anna and I went to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery to see the Glasgow Boys Exhibition - about which I have not yet blogged much to my shame - we also had coffee in the Gallery's restaurant.  On the table was a curious thing:


What, I wondered, was it?  Well the answer was a


Not the best piece of photography I'm afraid but I think you'll get the drift.  I would have got something a bit clearer from their website but it's down at the moment.   And actually I did wonder what had happened to good old service where a waiter caught your eye or whatever.  There was a bit of conflict in my brain, however, between the me that is the old and the Mr Gadget representing the new.  However it was all a bit academic on the day because I didn't get whatever it was that I'd ordered until after we'd finished our coffee and were just getting ready to leave.  By then I didn't want it and didn't have it.  So perhaps all the gadgets in the world don't necessarily provide good service after all.

3 comments:

  1. Pretty neat...or maybe not so much :) Technology can be great, WHEN working properly. I've not seen these but I also don't get out much.

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  2. I'd be happy to sit at a table with one of those gadgets with the grandkids and let their little fingers go crazy! Guess the waiter would come and activate the button lock. I find it hard to believe that things such as this are meant to be taken seriously.

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  3. With just ONE button it might have been efficient, but with all those options... it seems almost bound to all just get mixed up anyway...

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