i actually started as a pen with a nib.i required a jar of ink.
i grew in to a fountain pen.Learned calligraphy.
Letters were nothing to me.Pensmanship came easily!
Next i was introduced to a typewriter.(Olivetti-very portable!
Years were spent in this relationship.We rarely parted.Together,letter by letter.
Ribbons i would replace for her!Erasers to hide my mistakes.
Soon i was lines,then poems,then little books.
Days of Letraset,blue ink mimeograph,then typeset.
I was becoming PROFESSIONAL!Years passed(as years do
the rest of the world moved on from page to TV tube.
I stayed a radio(community)-page bound and reading
(i could not see the writing on the walls)
Computers with valves and paper codes gave way to printed circuits
I avoided change as long as possible.Finally,friends compassionately tutored me
I became addicted to email.Now i have a blog and a website(see below!
GOOGLE tells me every thing i want to know.I watch YOUTUBE competitively
and exchange news items obsessively .Yes(you see)-this used to be a real man
Now i am -just a virtual online hologram.GOOGLE ME!