Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Next Step

Sending an entry from my bed in the middle of the night.Not an easy task.

I wonder what technology will bring in the 22nd century.  Will we be uning qwerty keyboards still?  Or will we be using touch plates on which a swipe of the finger enters a whole phrase.

My place on the learning curve tonight... 3 am.. just a little higher.  Not ready to do this nightly... to capture those creative night thoughts that come when we are rested or even come in dreams. 

(In bed I have no lap for my laptop, Have to balance it on my knees and me on the edge of the bed.  Not the most creative posture I know)

Back to sleep.  I will read your comments in the morning.

7 comments:

jckfrstross said...

LOL you did a good job:) maybe you could get a table for the laptop next to the bed? (one that moves up and down)

Deb

bamawmn46 said...

Always the curious one!!  Yes, technology has come a long way from the massive typewriters of the early 20th century...  I can't even imagine typing something with that balanced on my knees!  LOL
Jackie

judypearllove said...

I SAW A LAP TRAY OR MAYBE CALLED A LAP DESK IN OUR GIFT SHOP AT WORK IT LOOKED LIKE IT WOULD BE SO HANDY. IT WAS LIGHT AND NOT VERY EXPENSIVE EVEN IN A HOTEL GIFT SHOP. TRY FINDING ONE IT WOULD BE JUST THE THING FOR YOU AND YOUR LAP TOP.

lv2trnscrb said...

I bet we will be speaking entries that will be instantly communicated to someone's mini laptop that doesn't require a lap to use it.

thankfully by the 22nd century I'll be home

betty

hewasolddog299 said...

I suspect it won't be a question of keyboards being used, but of direct brain-to-brain interface via satellite from anywhere on the globe to anywhere else. The down side will be the opportunities for misuse. See Spider Robinson's book MINDKILLER for a particularly graphic example.

(Note: MINDKILLER was reissued in March 1996, as the first half of the Baen paperback compendium DEATHKILLER (the other half being a related 1987 novel, TIME PRESSURE). DEATHKILLER is still in print.)

nyboots said...

I use a "breakfast in bed" kind of table  I bought at Target for about $20. Pick up that and a mouse for the laptop and youll be in business! Ginger

desannie said...

Creative guy that you are, I think you'll figure out a way to manouvre this task more easily.  My laptop is attached to a dock with a much larger monitor due to my vision.  I have a wireless mouse.  The touchpad drove me nuts.  Almost impossible to play Mahjongg with the touchpad.  Wish I could get up at night to do things like you, but I have to have lots of help, so it's out of the question for me.
Annie
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