Lovely Rachel gave me a tablet. I am taking careful care of it. I sewed a quilted bag for it and I keep it charged but I really haven’t got a clue what to do with it. These days it is a glorified alarm clock. I am afraid to take it out with me.
I spend an hour every morning on the desktop computer reading and writing. I have my special keyboard that supports my wrists, my special seat that keeps my spine erect, I have a small work area with scraps of paper piled up, yes, I take jot notes with a PEN. But the real environment is in my mind, a reflective place with little stimulus and a lot of concentration.
The whole idea of taking a computer on the road with me seems too bizarre to fathom. Yet I see people everywhere focused on screens of various sizes. They are working, playing games and conversing. I have no criticism for the lack of involvement humans show their fellow man because of these devices, for I don’t believe it to be true. Human beings have many ways of ignoring each other, and many supposed reasons for doing so, this is just a new one for some… but what interests me is how do they do it?
I can barely “walk and chew gum”.