Thanks very much to Rita Fernandez, a CSM MA Innovation Management student, for writing a great blog post about the research she and her fellow students undertook, which fed into the CSM My Digital Life workshop.
The ode to my notepad
It’s beautiful cover, it’s wonderful pages
The love, that smells strongly
from all of its sketches
Its history, the joy, it so clearly extends
Will you be loved still, when I fill all your Pages?
Or will you be Sent to sit in my loft while you wait, in the hope, I become famous
To be resurrected, to prize place at a museum, the Tate?
My doodles, my thoughts, my inner
Most feelings, containing
Lines of Hundreds and hundreds of
My writing, my notes, my dinner menus, my hatreds
My wants and my thoughts
Past feelings so cruelly, discarded
For a new digital friend
My ode to my notepad
My lover my friend
I will give you to my children
Who will think what a freak is
This thing from their mother,
as they type on their
iPad iphone,and iparent
and tell me they can’t live without their digital friend
oh notepad, oh notepad is this really truly the end?
Image: CC BY-NC 2.0 Murata_S
One of the topics we discussed at the last event was the customisation of Apple devices – I just came across a product that offers a template for doing so! (ironic, no?): http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/krizzl-digital-trifft-analog I’m not convinced that this is a solution to the systemic Apple monopoly, but it’s interesting to see a product out there that specifically addresses an existing trend for people to starting to customise their Apple devices…
Image from http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/krizzl-digital-trifft-analog Also see www.krizzle.com