To blog, or not to blog: A more-than technical question

May 8, 2008

As a writer, we here at Compatible Creatures have numerous technical difficulties when operating equipment, whether large or small — from a rude, ungainly Smith-Corona typewriter 40 years ago to a confused, mysterious, virus-infected 2007 Dell laptop — and even with a Skil saw during manual-labor days.
In a literary instance, we should have remained with pen and paper.

Learning to write via an intellect of a machine takes hard work. The creative process is sometimes over-shadowed (or swamped) by the non-computer geek.
Bells jingle, pop-ups materialize from different zones, and flash-oh! Infection.

And in a case like this blog/site, with an emphasis on continuing news, down-time puts the whole picture into a flashback kind of mode, which can require a few days to adjust.

  • “That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.”
    — Edward Abbey, (American writer, 1927-1989)

Even while our personal news system was down, Decider George and his wacked-ass of a world continued to spin out of control.

  • One of the world’s leading experts in arms control said today that the Chinese military had realised that its nuclear weaponry had fallen behind those of other major powers and might not survive a “first strike” by potential adversaries.
    Bates Gill, head of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), said that as a result it was developing more flexible delivery systems, including from submarines, as well as the capacity to use multiple warheads.
    “Among the major nuclear powers China stands out in its effort to modernise, expand and improve its nuclear weapons capability,” he said in Beijing today
    ., (5/8/08)

Wonder who/what are China’s potential adversaries?

Back! Although never left!

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