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September 08, 2006

Blogging Notes

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

This is to announce that I have made an Executive Decision.

The MacBook does not go to Europe with us Saturday.

At 5.5 pounds, it makes my over-the-shoulder computer bag pretty heavy. Plus it takes up space I'll need for stuffing in a windbreaker or museum store purchases. And my snazz new Verizon Internet connection won't work outside the USA. Not to mention the fear-of-theft factor.

So what to do about blogging?

I suppose I'll keep my eyes pealed for free internet connections at hotels, or even not-so-free connections. And there are Internet cafes.

Still, writing on computers with different national keyboards can range from puzzling to totally frustrating. Given that it takes a minimum of 20-30 minutes for me to compose, proofread, post and further proof an essay, blogging will likely be chancy.

But I'll do the best I can.

At any rate, I'll be back blogging sometime during the first week in October.



posted by Donald at September 8, 2006


This is perhaps a little late since you're, um, leaving today--but you can still do blogging the luddite way. When my laptop went caput, I wrote my entries down in a notebook (of the paper kind) during the weeks I was waiting for a new one to come in. Then, whenever I could get to a free internet connection somewhere, all I had to do was type it in.

Posted by: sya on September 9, 2006 12:25 PM

Mr. Pittenger: Hope you enjoy your trip. I look forward to whatever posts you can manage, because I think you're an excellent writer.

Posted by: Dennis Mangan on September 9, 2006 8:12 PM

Well, seems you're gone already, but I just wanted to wish you an excellent trip.

Posted by: claire on September 10, 2006 2:44 PM

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