I love the printed word on paper. I have shelves of books of all types. I call myself a Word Nerd (wordsmith). English was a class I was very good at. (My Jr. year HS English teacher, Paulette Petersen, was Oregon's Poet Laureate up until recently) She told me I had a knack for poetry, esp. Haiku. I'm not saying I don't appreciate e-books or reading
articles and blogs on my laptop. I had an inexpensive Android tablet, briefly, but the on/off switch is permanently stuck and it's past it's warranty. I guess you get what you pay for. When the power goes off, I can still read my books. Guess I'm a bit Old School. I still love putting pen to paper, though my thoughts tend to outpace me in writing them down, or typing them beyond my WPM capacity. I've discovered the electronic medium (i.e. Digital Voice Recorders, Camcorders, and the old Cassette tapes) comes in handy for me as one with a lifetime struggling with ADHD. I was recently diagnosed, at 51, with ADHD, Primarily Inattentive Type (all 3), with Sluggish Cognitive Tempo. Yeah, I never heard of it either. ;) I started blogging, in search of others whose life is filled with "Senior Moments". The "New Normal"....physically, mentally and functionally dysfunctional. I was to take that 'dys' and turn it back into 'pro', can'ts into cans, "I will someday's" into "I did it TODAY". It's the 21st Century an WE HAVE TOOLS! Can't see? There are glasses, Lasik Surgery, etc.....Can't hear? There are hearing aids, captions for the hearing impaired on our Smart TVs, Large Print books, etc. As for smelling, tasting, and touch.......well, I'm confident someone is working on that. I'm mobility challenged, and am on SSDI, so I have LOTS of time on my hands to figure all of this out so I can share it with those in the same situation as I. Dr. Seuss said it best, in a favorite book of mine, "Oh, the Places You Will Go".....“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.” I do, I can, I have and I will, because the alternative is unacceptable, as long as I'm still able to open my eyes and draw a breath, AND LIVE! Lastly, there would be no point in any of that without BOOKS!