Your life without a computer: what does it look like?
My life without computers would look very much like the way it did before computers came into my life. Essentially I would resume my pen pal correspondence to stay in touch with my WordPress friends, just because the computer has gone away doesn’t mean that my friendships drift away into the ether. I have made important friendships and they are valuable to me so I would never mind resuming the ancient art of letter writing, lol.
Before the computers shut down I would make sure to have printed out the complete 450 pages of my unfinished novel in progress “The Chic Bootlegger” so that I can resume either writing it in long hand or typing it on our old typewriter. I don’t need a computer to finish it, I just need my imagination, my fingers and the discipline to sit down long enough to type the remaining story of Madeleine and her adventures.
The only thing that would sadden me about the loss of computers and the internet would be the loss of my political blog “A Progressive’s Thoughts”. I read and comment on a daily basis at the Huffington Post and I cross post it to my blog and I often get immediate reactions, both negative and positive to my political opinions, it is very addicting. The immediacy of other’s opinions in response to mine is unlike anything that I have ever known and it would be hard for me to give it up. I would have to work really hard to get the same reaction the old fashioned way. I suppose that it could be done, the question is do I have the intestinal fortitude to be able to do it? Well thankfully, at least I don’t have to worry about being forced to try, as far as I know the internet will continue to be with us for a long time into the future.