Today’s Times (3/24/11) had an Olympia (SM 3?) on D1, front of the Home section, and sharing desk space with a MacBook inside… hmmm, looks a bit “proppy”, and no way to tell if the West Village’s Mr. David Coggins typewrites or not. But better keys atop the desk than around the wrist, I always say!
Elsewhere, in Business, Times Personal Tech writer Sam Grobart ponders, “Ditch it or Keep It?” regarding digital jetsam (things purposefully thrown away to lighten a craft–or maybe a life).
LOSE: Desktop computer, point-and-shoot, camcorder, MP3 player, thumb drive, GPS unit.
MAYBE LOSE: Cable TV.
KEEP: Alarm clock, books. (Yay!)
Hmmm, nothing about my Sony TCM 5000 portable mono cassette recorder, as beloved by NPR correspondents. It weighs as much as three iPads, but has a tanklike quality and is very simple to use. Oh, and since it’s the size of a Webster’s (an ancient, paper-based dictionary), it’s impossible to misplace and functions as a doorstop/bookend between interviews. Keep!
(er, and buy 2 more, and trashpick a box of Maxell Cro II cassettes in perfect condition)