El artificio de la escritura / The artifice of writing

domingo, 7 de septiembre de 2008

Into the woods

For some members of the predigital generation, the complexities of computing are enough to discourage us from taking advantage of the incredible variety of programs and services that can be reached by adventuring into the Internet. With trembling hands and sweaty brow from the tension of facing the magical glow of the monitor, we enter slowly into the misteries of the world of digital technology, the dark and foreboding woods of infinite and confusing number of commands and tricks the user has to be able to tame and control to survive. Thus, after several minutes nervously dealing with different pages and boxes, instructions and buttons I have finally managed to get my account in Red Room, a site I was encouraged to try by a younger and less timorous writer. I am glad I decided to be bold and left behind all fears of becoming entangled for ever on the underbrush of an unforgiving jungle of confusion. I walked into the unknown and the unpredictable. It seems I have been successful on my excursion, after all I am writing this first entrance in my blog. Leaving the pen aside to adopt the computer instead is not an easy task as the physical act of writing, the ritual of putting words to paper, is as important as the intelectual process of recognizing inspiration.

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