Different worlds …

Last week I was having an email conversation with someone I knew years ago in Montreal and have re-connected with onhieroglyphic Facebook.

We started off talking about libraries. One thing led to another and libraries led to our shared love of books. Books led to e-books and e-books led to tech and tech led to cursive script, which led to future generations.

Trust me, it made sense. You had to be there.

First she told me about her granddaughter, who’s a junior in University, and all the techie equipment the school expects her to Continue reading

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Last supper …

Talk about “food for thought”.  Last Friday’s WordPress Daily Prompt sure got my imagination going:  “Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.  The world islastsupper ending tomorrow!  Tell us about your last dinner — the food, your dining companions, the setting, the conversation.”  

Lots and lots of possibilities.  I’m overwhelmed with choices.  Where to start, where to start.

Hmmmm …

I think, first, I have to decide where this dinner should take place.  I know one thing.  Wherever it is, we have to be comfortable.  I love dinners that are slow and leisurely.  So comfy chairs are an absolute must.  Big enough to have room to move around in.  Good support for your back.  And soft enough to cushion Continue reading

Day 64. One Year

“Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us.  I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple.  No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself.  Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.  We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.”  Tim Cook, Apple CEO, October 5, 2012

Somehow, it seemed fitting that I follow yesterday’s post about discovering ‘who’ someone is through an obituary notice, with a story about Steve Jobs, who passed one year ago.  Actually it was a year last Friday, October 5.

I was shocked when I turned my computer on, this past Friday morning, and clicked on Safari.  The website homepage I was looking at was totally blank, with the exception of an empty video screen. Within seconds a wonderful, short memorial film about Steve Jobs started to play.  A message from Tim Cook, the current Apple CEO followed the video tribute.  You can read part of it, at the top of this post.

A year!  It doesn’t seem possible.  And yet it is.  And I was just as shocked a year ago to hear that he had died.  Strangely enough, I found out the same way.  By turning on my computer.  My Apple computer.  Clicking on Safari, and seeing the message, and the tributes on the homepage.

Although why I was shocked, I don’t know.   Continue reading