Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Modern Communication

I sit with my iPad open to the FaceTime connection to my brother, a view to his shirtfront as he unpacks his suitcase, holding my cordless, on speaker, in the other hand, while my mother speaks to him about the text messages she sent him about his safe arrival home from Christmas. Her first. I make faces at my small self, presented me by my iPad, upper left.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Digital, all fifteen pounds of it.

Getting a good workout today doing the new books.  The Digital Atlas of Traditional Agricultural Practices and Food Processing - in three weighty volumes has arrived on my desk.  Digital???  Ya, that was what I thought too.  But, as a book binder, I can say it is my kinda digital.  Like when I look out at a blue sky and the weather person announces it is cloudy - my kinda cloudy.  They are beautiful books, pages and pages of photographs on how it's done around the world.  A perfect reference in a digital world in need of manual override.