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December 18, 2009


I gave my partner a paper (gasp) address book for her 40th birthday. She had been keeping all of her addresses in an old Palm Pilot that I feared would soon bite the dust. Sent e-mails to all our friends who replied with updated addresses (home and e-mail, phones (cell & land lines)and birthdates. They were all very impressed with the idea and wished they had a paper copy. We use this new address book practically every day. And it's way faster than booting up the computer to look up an address. So here's to old school things that still work!

Jupe, I read your comment to my wife. She said, "Hah! I told you so! Paper address books are better. You don't have to turn them on."

Well, I don't have to turn my computer on either, because it is always on. (MacBooks don't need to be shut down periodically like PC's do.)

My wife also uses --double gasp! -- a paper calendar book to keep track of birthdays, appointments, and such. Every year she copies into the new calendar important dates.

So quaint. And charming, in an 18th century way.

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