Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

AlphaSmart Dana

I picked one up from eBay for less than $30; a school system was selling their stock of them. My first pass at writing with one is here.

The one real drawback is that it only displays nine lines of text. The positives are that it runs for a long time on three AA batteries and it is not internet-compatible. So it greatly reduces the temptation to open a browser or e-mail program while writing. In that regard, it is almost like using a typewriter, but without having to scan the output and then correct all of the scanning errors.

I never plan out what I intend to write. I just start on it and the story goes wherever it goes.

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