The Return of the Fly

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Originally designed as a small screen to display the text of books the Kindle has now been developed to the level of an I Pad (no more technical explanations).
The great thing about it is you can sit in your armchair or lie on a couch and hold it in one hand – you don’t have to stare at a computer screen like a demented fortune-teller staring at a crystal ball.

How many times do we hear “It’s on the Web” (Well for a fly of course that’s the last place I’d want to be). There is something comfortably familiar about printed things. You can pick them up, put them down, go back to reread something you didn’t quite understand or remember. Ploughing through emails and websites isn’t every ones’ cup of tea and can at times be very frustrating.

The computer revolution should be doing away with paper– although it seems to generate even more. Newspapers are now available on the Web and may cease being printed altogether. What is our poor Boy Scout going to do with his one match and damp firewood? I guess he’ll have to go back to using Birch bark!

Fly on the wall