A laptop as an extension of who I am? This wouldn’t be far from the truth. As a tool, a device? I could argue, yes.
As a writer, my laptop becomes an extension of who I am. Without it, I would be lost.
I use it for writing. I use it for research. I use it to interact with my social groups. I use it, and most of my other devices; namely: my tablet and my phone; in is so many ways, and for so many reasons, I could not list them all.
In our modern era, most of us could not function, or at least function as easily, as we do today.
At my real job, I could not function without my computer terminal. Without access to information contained within the database, I cannot do my job. Sure, I could answer general questions, but that would be all I could do. This goes to show one just how reliant we have become on technology.
In my private life and my writing life, I am more connected than ever; most of us are. We are all connected; possibly in more ways that we can ever list.
Yes, the craft of writing can be done without technology, and research can be done by digging through newspapers, books and other library resources, but even libraries are not immune to technology’s grip.
I could do my writing without a device, but devices make it so much simpler. This is especially true if one takes Transit like I do.
—Robert Confiant 28 January 2017 (mod 25 March 2018)