Keeping a Diary in a Networked World

Journals

It’s the last day of the year and I’m approaching 400,000 words for my 'personal' diary. I write every day but am conscious of a pile of notebooks, tapes and letters dating back to the 80’s.  I’d be keen to digitise them.  Or to at least make the words searchable and safe.  No idea if anyone would ever want to read them.  Or even if I’d want them to.  Some words are written for the self. Today Continue Reading

My Gran is on Twitter

My Grandmother is on twitter. Not in the conventional sense.. kicking back with a Macbook Pro, tweetdeck running on a separate screen. No, my Nonna only really geeks out on her sewing machine. It's the only tech she can really operate with confidence. With everything else it's "Computer says no.." She can't really operate the home phone if she has to use more than one button. Yet through me.. Continue Reading