Monday, January 28, 2013

EDC Day 2: 'You've got mail'...surely utopic! #EDCMOOC

This 1998 romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan has been my all-time favourite. This was also the time when we, in India, were discovering the excitement of email, and so were charmed by "You've got mail" -- both the name and the film!

Like "Inbox", the short film shown to us in Week 1 of EDC, in this film too, technology is used to bring two people together, though in a rather convoluted way. This film would perhaps be too simplistic now because we have moved way ahead technologically since 1998, and people communicate quite differently now. Nevertheless, it is one film I drop everything and watch any time! I think because of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, "You've got mail" is a classic, and I would certainly term this film utopic from the point of view of technology.

Read a review here and watch the trailer here

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