It is time to talk about my 2015 plans… My first act in 2015 will be to write a lot more…I will write more on my blog. I will write more emails to my friends. I will write a journal. I want to write and write because I am at my happiest when I do so. I am relaxed and my imagination is set free.
I am now used to write and communicate with a key board and a screen, but it is definitely easier for me to write with a pen or pencil in my hand. There is a magical connection between my brain and the tip of a pen.
The other day, while talking with a friend about writing in general and communicating in the work place, I was amazed how fast we moved from handwriting or typewriting to the fully automated tools like the one I am using right now.
I remembered that at university, I had to pay someone to type my term reports and the final year paper because we had to handwrite everything except the final papers. Then came my first job in Dubai. Back then, we were 6 persons in an office sharing two IBM – Typewriters. I remember the surprise when they showed me how the keyboard switches by a touch of a button between the Arabic and English language. This was progress for me. I even practiced and passed a typing speed test because I had never used a type writer before…. I also bought myself, a type writer in the hope that I will write my dream book before I turned thirty!
The book is still in the making after many cities and many countries in between. The typewriter is gone though. I sold it to someone who was planning to market and sell typing services. Today the type writer is nearly extinct. The typing sound is classified as a Classic just like the “Trin,Trin” tone of the big black phones that occupied an important place in every home.
I looked up the typing sound on the internet. I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFWXgB0wpsU…. Listen to it and Smile if it brings back memories and if it does not; you can still smile because you just heard something new.
Needless to continue talking about the great tools we rely on today to write and communicate but suffice to say that in a very short period of time, the computer and the smart tablets have become an extension of ourselves, helping us achieve whatever dream or plan we have in our mind…