On Campus

Blogging on paper

Do you remember what it was like to be a student without computers?

This is the world’s first blog post ever written on paper. My computer is in the shop and Erin insists that it’s my turn to update our blog, but I can’t check my RSS feeds to find stories to write about, and you can’t hyperlink to paper newspapers.

“Don’t you remember what it was like before we had computers and we had to use our brains?” Erin asks.

“No,” I reply. “I did know what it was like, but I typed it out and saved it on my computer so I wouldn’t have to remember.”

“I bet there’s an article about it on Wikipedia,” Erin says.

And I bet someone out there remembers what university was like before lecture halls were full of laptops and lecture notes were available online. Maybe there’s even a paper book about it that I could read without using my computer. I’d Google Chapters’ site and try to find it, but my computer is in the shop.

(Was that education-related enough? Can I go play now?)

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