Writing in the 21st Century

Writing on a computer is nothing new to me, obviously, but I’ve really stepped up my game now, and bought a little Chromebook to do my writing and drawing on.

“Oh, wait, you draw, too?” You ask. Why, yes, I do. Horribly.

In all seriousness, I like to dabble in drawing, but I’m not very talented. More or less, I like to scribble on it and pretend it’s good enough to hang on the refrigerator, but the wife usually says no. I did make a pretty good macaroni art once.

Back to the technology. I picked up a Lenovo 500e Chromebook, which set me back very little (update after the fact: it seems the price has gone up, but I still recommend the Chromebook at $309), all in all, but it has some neat features. For one, it doesn’t have a whole lot of data storage, but who needs it when half of what you’re storing is just text. No big deal, right? Right. The next selling point was that it’s a convertible touch screen, so I can draw, right, and binge watch my favorite shows on it in the bed with my wife. Lazy time! As a matter of fact, I’m laying next to her in bed right now while I write this.

I do have to get used to the key positioning and feeling, though, because I’m so used to a mechanical keyboard, that I’ve struggled my whole way through this blog post. Typos everywhere.

The only thing I told my wife I need now is a nice Smith Corona typewriter. Nothing says hipster writer like typing on a legit typewriter. I used to have access to a typewriter or two, and they’ve always held a very special place in my heart. They aren’t very user friendly, unfortunately, but they are super cool, and the robust sound the keys make makes my heart skip a beat. That being said, that robust sound would get me murdalized because of how loud it is. No matter. I’ll take my Smith Corona to Starbucks, where my people would appreciate me.

Speaking of that, too. I need to get a #writer sticker for my laptop. Nothing says “Hey, I write.” than having a #writer sticker on your chromebook.

Photo by Lauren Mancke on Unsplash

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