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Sometimes technology works

Some might feel that on the Rust we harp on too much about the complexities and frustrations of the 21st Century, possibly because we’re too old and senile to engage properly or at all with the glorious vistas of opportunity presented to us by modern technology.

Today, therefore, I wished to share with readers the above image – taken by a family relative of a younger generation than mine using a flying drone – yes, one of devices that a few weeks back caused huge controversy and the closure of Gatwick Airport for several days – on a trans-Atlantic crossing in December.

What I am having difficulty ‘getting over’ is the spectacle of the pronounced curvature of the Earth that it demonstrates.

If this sort of image gets widely circulated then our pals in the Flat Earth Society might start to get worried …!

About Arthur Nelson

Looking forward to his retirement in 2015, Arthur has written poetry since childhood and regularly takes part in poetry workshops and ‘open mike’ evenings. More Posts