Life After Blogs
Your life without a computer: what does it look like?
I wouldn’t like it, but I could do it. Lots of things would have to change. I’d have to go back to banking and bill-paying the old-fashioned way. Communication would have to revert, as well, with friends and family. Being the forward-thinking person that I am, I’ve already made sure I have hard copies (paper–remember paper?) of all our personal and financial information in case the internet breaks. Al Gore won’t have the first idea how to fix it.
I’d be scouring the anitique shops for a typewriter. Do they still sell typewriters anywhere else? I’m assuming that if there’s no computer, no internet, then there’s probably not much for cell phones to do, either–at least, not smart phones. Yikes. Back to the olden days, for sure.
But that’s ok. We useless old people know how to do things without computers 🙂
But this is supposed to be, at least in part, about how blogging would change.
It wouldn’t change. It would cease to exist. All of us wannabe writers would either throw our hands up in despair, or we’d get busy typing and sending things to editors, newspapers, publishers, just like we had to do pre-internet. Yes, Virginia, life existed before computers.
No one can deny how much computers have changed the way we do things. I love mine, and I grieve when one or the other of them takes a temporary leave of absence. The power supply for this computer, my PC, fizzled last week. My ingenious husband got it up and running yesterday, and I am very thankful. I love my Mac laptop, but this one is easier to type on, for me.
By the way, if you have a MacBookAir, can you tell me why things on my screen move all over the place at the tiniest touch on my trackpad? Drives me crazy. I use Chrome, and sometimes the tabs just start trading places with each other willy-nilly. When I point and click, sometimes whole paragraphs, pictures, whatever, go floating off to wherever. I really love my Mac, but this is driving me nuts. I’ve tried looking at settings, but I can’t find anything that addresses this particular problem. Any gurus out there who can help me? I have no desire to take it to an Apple store, where if you’re not exactly on time they just think you died and they move on to the next person. At least, that’s what I hear. Besides, I think the nearest one is down by Philly. Blech. Not in this weather!
Speaking of weather, the sky is very grey today and Terry says it’s raining! That should do away with some of our 30 inches of snow that fell on Saturday, but it could also make an unholy mess of the roads if the temp drops below freezing–to say nothing of possible flooding in some areas.
Winter in PA. Gotta love it.