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Are they looking over my shoulder as I type?

News & CommentPosted by El Grande de JB de Forth Thu, July 23, 2009 10:20:01

Back in school, as part of a History lesson, I can remember 'Chang' Lee giving one of his 'specials' on printing. Mr. Lee, to give him his correct name was one of those superb teachers, who although there were several like him at Elgin Sec. School, were already becoming as rare as hen's teeth. But I digress. Chang was a great story-teller, and I loved his lessons. His exposition on Caxtons printing press and the great clamour for anything that had been printed fascinated me. That later on in time, broadsheet sellers would have their papers ripped from their grasp as they emerged into the street demonstrated that even though most of the public could not read, their appetite for what was 'new', was boundless.

After a terrible day yesterday, when nausea and faint-headedness forced me to bed 3 times in the afternoon, naturally I was still awake, mind racing at 3:00am this morning. Since I was starting to ache with simply lying there, I got up and busied myself with finishing a few tasks that had been put on hold. One of these was a story that I'd started weeks ago and didn't finish, so I completed it, spell-checked and put a PDF version on joebrown.org.uk. That was at about 5:45am this morning. I then went back to bed and half-dozed until 9:15am when I got up again.

I'd left the computer on so I refreshed the page I'd created to cast a critical eye over my ghost-shift efforts. I was very surprised to see that there had been 7 views of the page since I'd created it a few hours ago. Silly, really, but it felt like no sooner had I written the page, but it had been snatched and read straight away.

Good morning. I hope everyone has a great day.

JWBD4

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