Luddite Alert

Okay, I do not exactly fit the modern understanding of a luddite. But I don't use technology the way a 'non' luddite might be expected to*. Couple of examples: a friend asked, "you don't have an ipod?!!"** Nope. Nor did I have a diskman, a walkman, or, if I'd grown up in the 1950's, a transistor radio against my ear. I prefer to hear the robins sing, the silence falling snow creates. On the other hand, I have had a headset telephone as long as they have been available. Talking hands free works for me.

This website operates on the same basis. I don't live here. But visiting once a week works for me. If you are ordering something from me, or wish to commission work from me, I do check my email a good deal more frequently. Sundays are out though. I may have left the church, but I took the sabbath with me.


*Not ending a sentence with a preposition is a Victorian affectation. She died in 1901, we are safe now.

** Okay, since I first wrote this alert two years ago I have, this summer (August 2010) aquired an ipod touch. It was an accident, it is not my fault. It was a promotion with the new computer. A friend, a different one, claimed it would take over my life. He's not yet recovered from the shock that after he showed me how to put photos on it I put on a whopping 22 images. And I use it as a recording device for my cello lessons. Which means it gets out the barn about once a week. And yup, that's it. (My friend, he as an ipod and an iphone and an ipad. And would you believe it, Bill Gates will be relieved, a pc desktop.)

2016 news flash. About 20 years ago when computers and laptops where getting serious about invading our lives I looked at them, I looked at the mouse, and I said, that's nuts. It should be a stylus. You can't draw with a rock. Any caveman knows you need a stick. ( I also write longhand - oh gasp, so the stick is still better for me.) This last year circumstances allowed me to be eased into the waters of the lake (ocean?) ipad. Just before Christmas I finally got what I have been waiting twenty years for - a digital pad that I can write and draw on. I hope I am not loosing my luddite status with all this.

2019 Well, there are things we do for our elderly parents and their peace of mind. I have an iphone. What is my world coming to?