This pic created some mirth when it was circulated among family members. It is a real-life, non-posed setting of an anonymous clan gathered at a secret location :0)
When the photographer walked into the room he couldn't resist hurrying for his camera but there was no need to hurry - the scene remained unchanged, the expressions remained the same as busy fingers explored all the wonders of the new hi-tech world on their ipods and laptops as several shots were fired off.
To be honest, they do get their exercise in the outdoors on bikes, scooters, boogie boards and the like but this is fairly typical on the home scene.
A sibling in Canada who received the pic by email, replied that it could have been taken where she celebrated her New Year. Same scene, different people.
What a different world the kids of today are growing up in. I'm not saying it's necessarily a bad thing, but I'm glad I grew up when I did.
Another sister has just discovered the delights of electronic books with her new Kimble, but if I want to read, I prefer to nod off and drop the paperback on my lap after a few chapters.
Whiz-bang gadgets, iphones and the like, just don't appeal but that's just me. I am quite happy to be old fashioned and blissfully ignorant of the rapid progression of new models, new features, new apps but for those addicted, where will it all end?