Saturday, December 09, 2006

What a TOY

Charles Bukowski writing a letter to a friend, February 2, 1991:

"On this computer, well things seem to take on a freshness and an excitement. I'm at the thing almost every night. It may sound over-dramatic to say it but it feels like a rebirth. In a month this baby has pumped out dozens of poems and a couple of pieces of prose. The convenience is unbelievable. Everything gets easier, the words light up and dance. What a toy, what a lark! It makes me think, what could follow the computer? This things even corrects my spelling, has a word finder, a dictionary and a realm of hidden matter that I have yet to discover. I had no idea this would be so refreshing... "

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1 comment:

greg said...

I love the little drawings he made for his friends on the letters.