Unvisit virtual Cardiff now!

Author: joe

Tuesday, 31 May, 2005 - 12:11

As we were leaving Hay-on-Wye, we spotted a bus, parked in a field. On its side it read: www.visitcardiff2005.com.

"That's so wrong in so many ways", I say.

"There's lots of layers going on there" she replies.

"Not content with exhorting us to go to a website - where there'll probably be some kind of virtual tour of Cardiff, where you can get a flavour of all the amazing facilities and attractions Cardiff has to offer - instead of actually going to Cardiff and getting a real flavour of all the facilities and attractions, they write it on the side of a bus, which is parked in a field going nowhere, when the bus could actually take you there. But no, you can't get on the bus and go to Cardiff, you have to go home, get on the net, go to a website and look at virtual Cardiff..."

"You're doing my head in," she says. "You telling me about it is just adding another layer; re-telling it all to me - I am here, you know, in this street, looking at the bus in the field."

She has a point, but I continue - "and now there's another layer - you talking to me about my extra layer is another layer. That's so postmodern." She bites her lip.

"I'm going to write this down when I get home," I say.

Categories: hay-on-wye, postmodern, Cardiff,
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