My journey through the world of writing and everything that lies in between…

I found this article to be of interest. It seems that there is some speculation that in less than five years, keyboards will be scarce, and that in the next ten years the primary Internet connection will be cell phones.

Can you imagine having to dictate your entire novel? I can’t. I know some people who can do that, but I don’t work that way. My thoughts don’t flow as well when I’m talking out loud (ask my friends and family–I tend to stumble through my words). But when I’m writing or typing, it comes easier. So, if this is the wave of the future, I’ll be taking a backwards step and go back to the “old-fashioned” way of handwriting everything before I dictate it into a computer. 😛

I’m also trying to picture the cell phone being the primary way to access the Internet. Talk about an increase in people needing reading glasses if they are going to spend hours staring at a tiny cell screen. I can also see that there will be more cell phone related car accidents with people browsing the Internet while driving.

Of course this is all speculation–and you know how that generally works–so it’s more likely that such things would not happen in the time span they are predicting. Anyway, I just thought the article was interesting and made me think. I certainly have discovered that I’m becoming more old-fashioned and set in my ways as I get a little older…even though I’m still very young 🙂

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Comments on: "The Keyboard Soon to Become Scarce?" (6)

  1. Kathleen Peacock said:

    I would be absolutely doomed. I need to see the words one screen. Heck, even then, I need to print off to proofread or revise.

  2. Sounds like mere speculation to me. And I *like* the act of typing. (writing longhand, too). Using my hands and fingers relaxes me.

    I could never dictate a novel. I’d have constant sore throats. Not to mention my first drafts would sound like: “Uhm. Uhm. uh….what’s the word I’m looking for…”

  3. Exactly! That’s how I talk in life anyway; it wouldn’t change if I was dictating my book. There is no backspace key in dictation, lol.

  4. Not only would my writing suffer (both the activity and the clikkety clak sound of typing puts me in the mood), but so would my personal relationships…..

    If my loved ones could dink around on the internet as well as text others while they were supposed to listen to me, they would no longer be my loved ones. The text-happy’s in my life are on thin ice as it is!

  5. no way could I dictate a novel!

    although I talk scenes out often, always thinking what I’m saying is much better than what I’ll eventually write.

    but still… I need a keyboard! even though my typing is so awful…

    and I had to smile, that you’re getting set in your ways… 🙂

    sorry though about the allergies… I have problems with cats… sigh…

  6. I see you changed the blog name. 🙂

    No way will I dictate my work. I tried it for NaNoWriMo…writing longhand on the days my hands were bad and then reading it to DNS. I am a hands on writer. Always have been and always will be. If they want to take my ancient split keyboard away, they can kiss my hard drive. LOL sorry, no way. We’ll have to call a strike or a sit in or something!

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