Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

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Posted Saturday, March 8, 2008, at 8:24 AM
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  • Couldnt that kid on war games talk to his computer and have it type for him? And that was back in the 80's. I cant believe they wont let us have that technology yet. :)

    -- Posted by tdc on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 9:53 AM
  • I'd forgotten about that. I will write to Hollywood and see what they say.

    Really, I am sure the technology is there and I think for some handicapped folks, but they don't realize how tough it is for me to type and correct, type and correct.

    Luckily, one of our bloggers helped me put spell checker on this blog, (sorry I forgot who, but speak up and remind us). It does not correct all blunders but it sure makes me look less the fool and save me time of typing in Word and then copying.

    You know, I think I WILL look into that. I could be much more prolific if I did not have to use my fat fingers.

    Maybe some would prefer that, but.....

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 10:08 AM
  • I spent much of my time in the 80's trying to get my Vic-20 and Commodore 64 to talk. All because of that movie. Although I'm not sure what I would have done if it ever actualy did.

    -- Posted by tdc on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 10:17 AM
  • When I get tired of typing,I have 4 cats who mispeel less than I do.

    They think they're assistance animals-or,at leat,therapy animals.

    They would happily take on the role of proxy for blogging,yardwork,domestic chores and any other tasks.

    The other day,they huddled with my spouse and began shredding my boxes of magazines.

    (The periodicals are fine but the boxes have seen better days.)

    I know that Mother is now available on disk and,by the time I save up my funds,the successor to Kindle will be able to hold every written word out there.

    (It'll probably be hands-free and check my vital signs,too.)

    That would free up a lot of space in my house but I don't know how I could relinquish my books,records and such.

    There are more sensory experiences involved with them than just the obvious.

    The electronic clones just don't have the taste,smell and feel of the originals.

    I fear I'm going to let sentiment overrule practicality.

    (Unless the Boss and critters risk life and limb to winnow all the chatchkes for me.)

    Maybe some of us could re-home a bit of our collections.

    Others could get to read them and the original owners could visit them for old time's sake.

    We wouldn't have to have quite as many purchases or subscriptions if readers with similar tastes shared.

    (There'd be less creosote fouling our chimneys,too.)

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 3:51 PM
  • I have always said that if we open another store, I would bring my mags down to the store and create a reading room with a copier, so pages would not have to be torn out.

    One of those 'round tuits.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 4:28 PM
  • "I fear I'm going to let sentiment overrule practicality."

    I do that and have become a horrible packrat - although I've moved around so much I had no choice but to lessen the amount of things I owned. After my husband and I doing our first cross-country move with about 20 huge boxes of books, I pared down a bit.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 4:59 PM
  • I hope you open a "real" store soon,Steve.

    I'd love to visit it.

    I've wanted to create a web presence but I have no skills at technological stuff.

    I'd hire some of our local geniuses but I wouldn't know how to even ask what I want.

    I bet they'd tell me that I don't need glue for online wallpaper and that I can't list eBay as a dependent on my tax return.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 9:54 PM
  • You might be right about the dependent thing, but couldn't you use virtual glue?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 9, 2008, at 8:00 AM
  • My pc has the capability to type when I talk to it, but I've never tried it. I did do it once on my previous pc, & the words didn't always come out just right. You know how closed captioning looks sometime?

    -- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 10:47 PM
  • Betty I wish we had discussed that last night. Can you put a spell check to it or copy and paste it into word?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Mar 11, 2008, at 7:40 AM
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