More bits and bytes for the weekend


“On this computer, well things seem to take on a freshness and an excitement. I’m at the thing almost every night. It may sound over-dramatic to say it but it feels like a rebirth. In a month this baby has pumped out dozens of poems and a couple of pieces of prose. The convenience is unbelievable. Everything gets easier, the words light up and dance. What a toy, what a lark! It makes me think, what could follow the computer? The thing even corrects my spelling, has a word finder, a dictionary and a realm of hidden matters that I have yet to discover. I had no idea this would be so refreshing……


I still have a bad typing touch but I’ve always had that.  No matter.”


Charles Bukowski, in a 1991 letter, after his switch from a typewriter to a computer (a Mac, I think)