22 September 2008

One Web Day

Today is One Web Day, and amongst other things, people have been invited to submit their stories here, stories of how the Internet has changed their lives.

I got connected in 1999 when we were living in Paris, and have since made many friends, met some of them , read hundreds of blogs, and embarked on a PhD in digital humanities. Researching without the help and ease of Internet search engines and online journals seems nearly impossible at this stage. I do vaguely remember researching for a Master's degrees aeons ago, and spending inordinate amounts of time in the National Library, hunched over microfilms. Now, I have my trusted and beloved blue laptop, and Internet connections whereever I want to work, and instant access to any resource I need. I also have access to many many procrastination tools, but I have leant to use them sparingly...

06 September 2008

Writing in the rain

Incredibly enough, there seems to be a number of people as obsessed with notebooks as I am. There is one site dedicated to finding the perfect black notebook, and they have some very covetable items reviewed... The Rhodia webnotebook is on my shopping list for my trip to Paris in October.

And here is a review of notebooks, and do I want that one!!!

At last, a notebook for the shower! The shower, where my best thesis ideas come to me, and I'm always afraid they will vanish when the water is turned off. The site that sells them also sells all-weather pens, for the shower or the Irish summer... Maybe I should invest...