Well! I finally joined up. The Palm revolution. Yes, it’s a new tech toy for Aron, and it’s too damn cool! The Palm IIIe that I got was cheap, smaller than the Newton MessagePad 100 I used to use, and Grafitti works a lot better than the Newton’s handwriting recognition. I was able to work at normal handwriting speed within my first 24 hours of ownership. And the shareware out there on the net is cool, too. Got it syncing up with Linux, so I’m good to go. I’ve even written my first serious piece of poetry on it. It didn’t kill the feel at all.
Of course, all of this is psychological avoidance: I’m buying stuff and playing with stuff to avoid having to deal with the fact that tomorrow I’m delivering a Monologue to a small (admittedly) audience, and that before the end of the week I’ve got three papers due again! So — it’s either “Wow! This Palm IIIe is too damn cool!” or “Please, run me through with a harpoon! Quick!”
Meanwhile, if you ever get a chance to take a class from one Matt Potolsky, do! The guy is funny as hell and smart enough to make education bearable. Still wondering about some of my other profs this semester. The verdict on them, I think, will graudally develop as things progress toward the end.