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[Arklow, IRELAND]
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The Irish farmer
Walking his sheep down the lane
Checking his iPhone.
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Yes -- the iPhone, or smartphone, is truly ubiquitous! What I would have given to see what it was the farmer was so engaged with as we drove by. Was he texting, reading email, checking the weather -- or maybe playing 'Angry Birds'? "Pow pow!", even as his sheepdog kept his flock on the straight and narrow. These are the glimpses that keep you amused and entertained as you travel about in new countries -- little bits of 'status quo' in someone else's world that tickle, puzzle, delight and surprise.

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