Monday, June 6, 2011

A luddite in the 21st century

As a confirmed Luddite, it has not been my pleasure to learn the ways of the digital gods, nor to understand their appetite for all things with photons.  It has been a long journey, fraught with perils which I blame on Bill Gates, may he rot in hell.  Anyway, I have decided to join the ranks of the portable, and am going to use a laptop instead of the usual desktop.  Now I can hear some of you saying, wait a minute, your still using a desktop?  The Luddite does not allow for any upgrades, unless it is through an absolute requirement.  I want to be able to research and report "as it happens" and so I will learn to use this laptop(used, by the way) and hopefully it will mean better expanded stories, more timely news, more efficient communication and portability.  Why don't I just get a cellphone or something, you ask.  Much more efficient and easier to carry.

Thank you but no, let's deal with one step on the digital ladder at a time.  Look up Luddite if your not familiar with the term.  Fascinating history, and a fascinating man.

With all that said, lets move on to the important stuff.

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