IT'S ASTONISHING and APPALLING! That I, once defiantly opposed to computers -
would end up with a whole family of beloved devices, known to me as:
THE BELLE FAMILY
~ Named thus because the cover of my new iPad Mini is Coral colored and that
reminded me of the silly childhood song "Sweet coral belles upon a slender stalk . . . "
This craziness didn't happen all at once.
For decades I refused the pressure to learn that scary complicated machine.
In 1961 on the staff of Library 21 at the Seattle World's Fair - where we featured the IBM
Solid State Ninety Computer - which filled a whole room - I really didn't believe in it.
In the1980's at UCLA each of us faculty members had a new IBM computer.
Which I declined to use.
I insisted on using a nice yellow legal pad and a sharp number 2 pencil for my writings -
thank you very much!
Now, thirty years later ~
Here's my happy family of devices!
I love every one of them.
I play with photographs and create collages on MA BELLE and PAPA BELLE.
I listen to podcasts walking with Toy Belle, hear rich music on Baby Belle with Bose speakers, and carry dear Joy Belle in my purse to find good restaurants . . . etc.
Coral Belle is new and precious with her soft coral-colored folding cover. I'll use her for everything when writing and editing pics on my travels.
HOWEVER - I DO HAVE MY STANDARDS ~
NOTHING TO EXCESS
I refuse to buy one of those fancy iPhones that cost a bunch every month
when I have my perfectly good flip phone from the 1990's