The true heroes of today’s Navy
Josh F. writes:
In our radically autonomizing society, I would say the water bottle is the answer to the question, “If you were stuck on a deserted island, what would wish for?” It seems that the water bottle—much like the cell phone—is evidence that we all live on deserted islands, i.e., radically autonomous.LA replies:
Exactly. That’s very good.August 7
Anita K. writes from Toronto:
I appreciated the business of the ubiquitous water bottles…. and I think something might also be said about coffee. In my day (famous phrase!), one drank water at home, and, occasionally, when in restaurants. And, one drank coffee at a coffee shop. I remember thick white cups and saucers, sugar dispensers, and so on. Nowadays, though, it seems everyone is carrying around styrofoam cups of coffee. Up here in Canada, it’s usually Tim Horton’s, but also McDonald’s and others.