It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and i hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. the waiter brought it and i took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write.
Yes, there is no doubt that paper is patient and as i don't intend to show this cardboard-covered notebook, bearing the proud name of "diary," to anyone, unless i find a real friend, boy or girl, probably nobody cares. And now i come to the root of the matter, the reason for my starting a diary: it is that i have no such real friend.
My writing process isn't a very organized thing. The actual writing part is a tiny part of my life. I often write in public. I bring my laptop or write freehand in notebooks. Then, i'll read through them while i exercise or walk the dog. The very last thing i do is the sitting alone at the computer part.
[the golden notebook] was not a trumpet for women's liberation. It described many female emotions of aggression, hostility, resentment. It put them into print. Apparently what many women were thinking, feeling, experiencing, came as a great surprise. Instantly a lot of very ancient weapons were unleashed, the main ones, as usual, being on the theme of "she is unfeminine", "she is a man-hater".
When the landscape buckles and jerks around, when a dust column of debris rises from the collapse of a block of buildings on bodies that could have been your own, when the staves of history fall awry and the barrel of time bursts apart, some turn to prayer, some to poetry: words in the memory, a stained book carried close to the body, the notebook scribbled by hand--a center of gravity.
There's no other company that could make a macbook air and the reason is that not only do we control the hardware, but we control the operating system. and it is the intimate interaction between the operating system and the hardware that allows us to do that. there is no intimate interaction between windows and a dell notebook.