Tuesday, 13 January 2009

'armless and non-original

Today we have been without access to the internet. BT have clearly had a bit of a hiccup and we've been offline for 27 hours. It has been a bit like I imagine it is like to lose a limb. You don't realise how much you use it till you don't have it.

I have written and posted 8 letters today. None of them has been a complete original - they've all been adapted from one I had written previously. The wonder of the word processor (the splendidly free Open Office) has eradicated the need for original thought. The bit that is mildly annoying is that all these letters look good on their own when they slide out of the printer. I suspect that the recipients will be mildly impressed. If only they knew what a fraud I feel.

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