Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Flicker Tale + Technology of the week post (6&7)

I used Flicker two years ago to post all my pictures from my trip to China. Several of us on "Bus 4" posted our pictures places where others of us could find and download them. Then my PC went haywire. Lucky for me I backed up my pictures on CD, but I've never been able to find them on Flicker since. "Bus 4" folks who downloaded them then deleted my email with info on how to access the pictures. So they're floating out there in cyberspace, named in a way I don't remember.

Object lesson - remember what you call things! Not that I've lost anything (I still have my pictures), but I'd have had fun pointing folks to them!

Loved the color wheel and the kinds of pictures (pick an earth tone and voila! there are pictures of sand dunes and old adobe buildings, etc.).

I went to the Digital Bookmobile on April 26. One feature of the vehicle was gadget alley where I played with a Sony Reader and now I'm convinced I want one. They're about $200 though, so I'm not picking one up tomorrow or anything! It was thin & lightweight, had black text on white background like a book, about as much text on a page as a paperback - on a trip, I could carry one of these with several books instead of loading my suitcase (I usually take several books when I travel & often end up buying another one or two at the airport on the way home). Let's hear it for the ability to travel light!!


  1. Yeah, I want one of those cool e-books, too!

  2. I'm ALL about traveling light! I've got about four audiobooks on my Zen Nano. Haven't looked at an e-book reader yet, but I bet I'd like it.