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Using technology can be funny. Missing technology can be even funnier (assuming you include black humour). All the stories presented below took place in so called real life.
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Technology does not solve everything


The event took place at a small conference in Katowice. I was late after a coffee break. All my friends had already entered the conference room, the corridor was completely empty, and I had to find the exact door myself. "Not a problem at all," I thought. "I've left backpack under a chair in the conference room and in the backpack I have Piepsy. I am safe." Piepsy is irreplaceable on such occasions. You have a small transmitter in your pocket. When you press the button, Piepsy produces sounds. You go to the sound and you are in the exact place in which you left Piepsy. I was late less than a minute. All participants knew each other. The sound of Piepsy wouldn't bother anyone.

I pressed the button... Piepsy produced "beep, beep" somewhere behind me. Not too far. I turned back. "Straight on." I said to Lisa, my charming German shepherd. After a few steps... I left the building.

"Lisa, it is not time for a walk yet." I said. "Go back." In the building I pressed the button again... There was "beep, beep" somewhere behind me. As before I turned back. "Lisa, straight on". After a few steps... I entered a stairwell.

I pressed the button again. "Beep, beep"... Then I realized. I had my backpack on my shoulders.

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Left in the bottle


Long time ago I used to live alone. I also used to buy cheap, red, dry, Italian wine in a two-liter bottle. This was evening. The next day I was to visit my parents in another town. It is not good to leave a small amount of wine left in the bottle. It won't be tasty when you are back. I picked up the bottle to check how much was left. The bottle felt almost empty. I poured the wine into a glass. To my surprise the glass was full. And... there was still some wine in the bottom of the bottle.

It is not good to leave a small amount of wine in the bottle, so having drunk the wine I filled the glass once more. The glass was full again and... I could feel the bottle was not completely empty.

As you already know it is not good to leave wine. Once again I repeated drinking and pouring. The glass was filled to the brim and the obstinate bottle still contained some wine. I could feel and hear it.

Leaving a small amount of wine in the bottle is not recommended, because, exposed to air, it oxidizes and in most cases oxygen is the enemy of wine. I couldn't allow it. When my glass was empty I started to fill it again. It was half full when the wine ended. I can still remember my disappointment.

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