Thursday, 24 February 2011


I’ve always liked going to auctions and sales but as I get older my physical condition means it’s not so much of a pleasure. However, my son recently introduced me to i-bidder. Once you are registered you can bid online at selected auctions. There is a local auction running today and I am planning to bid on a small air compressor for my model engineering workshop – and I don’t even have to get out of my chair to do it.

The years have passed and I can now reflect on how far things have moved on. When I first got interested in computing in the early 80’s I fondly imagined that at sometime in the future people would be able to communicate using computers. Little did I know how far things would develop over the next 25-30 years. Sure I have to go and pick this compressor up if I am the winning bidder but in another 50 years what then? Delivery by matter transference?

Sad thing is though, unless they come up with an anti aging process – and in my case – pretty damned soon, the only matter transference I will experience is when I move from this world to the next ;-)

Did a little food shopping at a local Tesco supermarket a while back and found this parked outside the store.

Try as I might I couldn’t see anywhere on board where the driver might stash his shopping bags!