Title: Technology Can S My D!
Blog Entry: Hiya, hedds! Please enjoy this lovely piece of William Shatner and Henry Rollins for your listening pleasure - and to set the mood for this blog. It's been some time since I've ranted and raved here so I feel this is long overdue. Haha. So anyhoo, for those of you who actually remember me, you will be pleased to learn that I am still living in that cultural eutopia known as Watertown, NY. Because we really get behind literacy here, the one and only book store for 60 miles closed recently and I was subsequently forced to purchase a Nook. I suppose I COULD go through the hassle of ordering all of my reading material on the innernet, but I'm all about instant gratification and I was reaaaaally wanting to pick up a copy of Philip K. Dick's Valis (which if you haven't read, shame on you. [Side Note: WHY ARE THEY REMAKING TOTAL RECALL?]) BUT I DIGRESS! I still listen to vinyl (and this is not because it suddenly became cool to do so. It is because when I was a kid, my parents had a record collection miles long and could not afford to replace it with CDS,) I still watch some things on VHS, I don't own a smart phone (and everytime I've had to borrow one right quick I haven't been able to figure out how to make a fecking call on it,) I still shoot with a 6MP SLR (and it took years of convincing to get me to switch to digital,) I play Sega Genesis/CD and N64 video games, I have NO idea how to use tablets or photoshop which has really slowed down my art commissions, my OS is Windows XP. And I'm sorry, but I enjoy having a physical book in front of me. I realize that eReaders are awesome for the environment and convenient as Hell, blah blah, but I really don't care. I find books aesthetically pleasing. I love the smell of a book. I love the sound of the pages being turned (especially the ones you accidently get wet.) I like being able to lend and borrow books to and from people (and I realize you can do this SOMETIMES with eReaders, but I would like to be able to do it ALL of the time.) Also, I have two gigantic book shelves given to me when a local library closed (yup. literacy.) and I still have about four shelves to fill, goddamnit. So in short, I am boycotting the advancement of technology. I refuse to allow it to happen to me any further until I am one of those little old ladies who cannot function for herself. T can S my D. fin.
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