The Intimidation of Weblogs
I.T. Geek: So do you have a blog yet?
Luddite: What's a blog?
I.T. Geek: A web log.
Luddite: And what is a web log?
I.T. Geek: It's like a personal journal but on-line so all your friends can look at it and make comments!
Luddite: What a truly disturbing notion! I have a journal - a handwritten one mind you - and its personal.
I. T. Geek: But with a blog you can make sure all your friends are up-to-date with what is happening in your life. it frees you from the need to have all those boring "what have you done lately" conversations at parties.
Luddite: Well there may be something in that...
Actually my handwritten journal is hardly very personal. Expanded musings on my life and how I am feeling are very rare. It is mostly just a rudimentary sequence of "did this then did that and then did the other". And keeping it up-to-date is a bit of a chore. I may bring it to a close (I started it in December 1990!) and just start stockpiling my 'paper palmtops'. What are they? A4 sheets of paper with a calendar drawn onto them so I can keep track of what is happening. They are more compact than a palm pilot and never need recharging!
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