Tuesday, July 08, 2008

"I have reached an age where my main purpose is not to receive messages."

This is just to say that Betty's self-imposed technology lock-out (lockdown, blockade, technology eaten by loch ness monster) begins this Saturday. So email, post, poke, comment, twit, blog her (even if you hardly even know her) before that. She can hardly upload all her music files to humyo.com fast enough as the big day draws ever nearer to her laptop and then dumps a big pile of books and scores on top of it.

But let's not make too much of all this Internet-dumpage, lest the Net become taboo "object", because then Betty will just want to go on it all the time! Even more than she wants it all the time now.

This blog is your hands, able friends.

In other news, Betty recently learned that David Sedaris, Umberto Eco, and famous Stanford Computer Science professor Donald Knuth, author of The Art of Computer Programming, also shun the "electronic lady".


LadyElaineFairchild said...

I don't really know how we are all going to deal with this. But good on you for having such self-discipline. Counting the days until it's over - maybe we will title your comeback internet tour "Electric Ladyland"?

Betty and Bimbo said...

Hey all! Just checking in! Wow! You're all holding down the fort with mad aplomb!

Being off the computer has been great. Cocoa is happy about it, too. That's an extra thirty minutes of walking everyday!

Missing the blog but happy it is in such gifted hands.