Monday, March 18, 2013

Resist the future

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  1. Count me in. I've had enough of the information stream to last a lifetime.

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  2. I'm in. I've been watching a videocast of the ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference in Austin. Lots of interesting stuff for me and my job. But when I get home I'm going to drink coffee from a Victor mug and type on a manual typewriter.

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  3. Sigh, I've got work and evening class today. I'll join you tomorrow.

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  4. Let us beat computers into typeshares.

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  5. Beat you to it. Scored a Monkey Wards Signature 440T at Goodwill this morning and spent some time waiting for a client while typing a couple pages poolside. Looks to be a Nagoya-made Brother, by the label. Handy little machine. (:

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  6. Off to work now. We have to have our phones off in the wards, so I'll be disconnected regardless.

    But.... I'm with you!

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  7. I'm in Lagos, Nigeria right now, temporarily typewriter-less, and a woman asked me tonight why I was writing in my notebook instead of using my smart phone. Bad line all the way around.

    And I can't be the only one who noticed 'inforg.' Resistance is not futile. It's necessary.

    Rob

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    1. Sounds like an exciting trip!

      Are we supposed to take notes on our smartphones? Use them as composition devices? I suppose people do. But have we really reached the point where, even in Africa, using pen and paper is considered bizarre?

      I will resist evolving into an inforg because the word is so ugly, among many other reasons.

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    2. Actually, phones are used for a lot of things in Africa. Like, paying. In stead of using money, in Africa they use prepaid minutes to buy a bread or something. Walking to a bank costs too much time.

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  8. I unknowingly just did. I finished a few pages of typing and now I may do some more.

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  9. "Beware of following a leading philosopher."
    - Brother Olivetti

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  10. Count me in too! It's my time spent unplugged that keeps me sane.

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  11. I'm in too, and I object to the "info" prefix. To count as information I feel it must first be true and second be useful. So much of the stream in which we drown is neither.

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  12. I spent time on a typewriter yesterday morning, much more time last evening and last night, and I've spent most of this morning working on a typewriter. All of it quality time. The cell of resistance extends Down Under.

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  13. Too Right!, we are gathering strenght by the week and soon we will be a positive force!

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