[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?
dontivar at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 05:01:25 PDT 2010
At 09:43 PM 11/3/2010, Rose wrote:
>People do bring computers and cell phones to events. In every case
>that I'm going to outline below, they were not harming the ambiance,
>and helped Scadians in various ways.
>I've been to several events where feast reservations and so on were
>checked off on a computer, including a very lovely Coronation. In
>the case of the Coronation, the gate tables were inside the
>entrance, but outside of the hall.
>I also remember a particularly long court last year where I offered
>to babysit, and kept the kiddos entertained by watching Netflix on
>my netbook in Baron D'Alder's yard. This _enhanced_ the atmosphere
>at court, I'm sure. :P
Somehow, the folks in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (or, for that
matter, in the SCA for the first fifteen or twenty years) managed to
keep their kids amused *without* electronic devices. I wonder how
they managed to do that?
>Last month, during a troll shift, we used cell phones for
>flashlights so people could sign in, until new batteries were
>brought for the lantern.
>At a different event, we passed a dark, freezing gate shift watching
>Big Bang Theory on someone else's Android. It made the shift go much
>faster, and I was grateful for it.
And again, somehow the adults in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (or,
for that matter, in the SCA for the first fifteen or twenty years)
managed to keep themselves amused *without* electronic devices. I
wonder how they managed to do that?
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