This can hold a lot of cards. The plan: fill out and insert cards every day until it’s full, or embarrassingly, still hungry. Who gets into the Rolodex? Anyone I’ve met in person who I’ve exchanged names with at minimum, or can somehow say of them, “I know/knew/love/hated/can’t forget/played drums for or just plain met –him/her/that bastard/that angel/that genius, etc.” Amount of detail may vary. May contain nuts.
Found an old IBM Selectric Manual which showed how to make a “pleat” to hold smaller cards so they are amenable to typewriting. This removed the last obstacle to starting this Rolodex project–since common sense has long since waved me on with a resigned sigh.
Is Manual Labor a For-Credit Subject?
So, a friend has a miniature academy called MindSpot, where Philadelphians (or those who can get to Philadelphia) learn about: Pencils, Scriptwriting, better iPhone photography and many other skills in one-session evening classes.
Have decided to offer Introduction to Analog Living, in which I will gather a series of “obsolete” items in one room and explain how they all could more or less make your life better if they were part of it again.
Sony TC-D5 pro cassette deck
My First Sony Cassette Box
Olivetti Lettera 32
Olympia SM 9
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
Filofax Luxe, Personal
We will run through the operation of all these companions, without the aid of wi-fi or high-speed connections, then consider where and how to reintroduce said devices into every day life, and what to expect when they bump up against the virtual world.
While most typospherians may not need this sort of re-refresher course, you may know someone who would enjoy a survey-style experience; pass it along if you like.
Here’s a link, since there’s not enough time to send me an SASE, heh!
In other news — yes, there will be a Third Annual TYPE-IN in Philadelphia, early December–date/location TBA.