I thought it was funny that her first instinct was that batteries make things go, rather than the natural element of fire. That is only natural, as I try to keep Fire and Daughter as far apart as possible at all times.
I started thinking about the evolution of technology and how each new generation takes the technologies of their day for granted. It is interesting to think that an Iphone will be something ordinary and common to Violet's generation, like the amazing space-age cordless house phones were to me growing up. Will an Iphone seem to them like the huge suitcase-sized car phones of the '80s seem to me now?
Remember how cool Zack Morris on Saved By The Bell was with his?
I remember seeing The Mario Brothers on the original Nintendo game system for the first time as a kid and thinking that it was CUTTING EDGE. Amazing graphics! Technology had reached its zenith. I mean, afterall, I had only ever played Atari. Now I see it and think, man, I could make that.