RX: (Showing off a photorealistic rendering of a digital audio measurement device I want to get for work) "Isn't this kewl?"
Tam: "The buttons and knobs are very skeumorphic."
RX: "That's 'cos they actually do things."
Tam: "I said 'skeumorphic.'"
RX: "They're real."
RX: "I mean, they're physical controls. Mechanical."
Tam: (With a look that suggests I have admitted my employer uses steam locomotives) "Oh. Quaint."
She and I live in the future a lot of the time. It's not always the same future.
4 weeks ago