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Future Tense: Mightier Than the Pen

By Joe Haldeman

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 52 No. 12, Page 112

The computer reconfigures me.

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Raymond Yee

I identify very much with Joe Haldeman's "collaboration between pen and computer". I had to think twice about whether I'd make the same hard decision of computer over pen if one had to choose one and concluded that yes, I'd do the same. I would have wanted to read more about what Mr. Haldeman thinks a world of computers without "a fountain pen [writing] into a bound blank book" would be like. It was only after a family member gave me my first Moleskine journal that I rediscovered what I had lost when I wrote almost exclusively on a computer.

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