June 19, 2020 – After the flutter, a pause

Still haven’t managed to get the hang of this software. Added some “readables” today. Don’t look for much new this weekend. Or the first of next week for that matter. I’ve a writing obligation and I really, really need to get Midas County settled for serious editing.

Besides, I’m slap worn out from importing finished works. For all its “slick” and “flexibility” the page editor is unforgiving, makes assumptions for me I’d rather it didn’t, and I can hear it laughing at me when it boogers text I worked hard to present a certain way.

I hear the newgen folk pooh-poohing me that this is web-stuff, not columns and paragraphs, indentations, and offsets of the olden days – “it’s the new way – embrace it!” Um, nope. Not yet. There are six of us still drawing breath who prefer something just two steps above stone tablets. Don’t worry kids, we’ll die-off soon enough. Then it will be your turn to look over your shoulder and wonder if you really have to format everything for the reader-chip jammed between your iris and cornea, leaving every font character decision to IA-controlled Central Human Publishing.

Published by spwilcen

Retired career IT software engineer, or as we were called in the old days, programmer, it's time to empty my file cabinet of all the "creative" writing accumulated over the years - toss most of it, salvage and publish what is worthwhile.

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