I’m going to use another blog post to quote sports writer Berry Tramel. This question from a reader came from Berry’s mailbag blog post from Saturday.
Don: “This is the FIRST TIME I have ever read a blog. The term itself is annoying. Can you tell I may be a senior citizen? I enjoy your stories and comments. I would prefer to read them in the paper. It is difficult holding this computer screen in my lap and reading it while I have my morning coffee.”
I have a suggestion. Use a table.
The funny thing about the question and the response is that I read it on Saturday morning while sitting on my couch with a computer on my lap and fresh coffee on the table next to me. I was reading the newspaper, The Digital Oklahoman, browsing NewsOK and checking my Facebook account (which is how I became aware of Berry’s post, by the way — through his Facebook fan page post).
I’ve grown accustomed to consuming news and information with a laptop, even while curled up on the couch with my morning coffee. It’s a habit for me now.
I’ll agree with Don’s sentiment. It’s not the same.
But it’s a way of life for me now. The only hard thing to get used to is folding the computer neatly so I can finish the crossword puzzle.