You know, it's quite possible that part
of the reason I took to the computer at such a relatively
young age was to try and disguise my truly awful handwriting.
I don't just mean a little untidy, I mean it looks
like it was written by a three year old with his feet
while riding a roller coaster. Okay, so that's a slight
exaggeration but it is bad enough that when I need
to make lists or label things by hand it almost always
looks incredibly untidy and no matter how well meaning
the intention it never really looks like any thought
went into it.
CDs and DVDs are probably my biggest
weakness. Not only are they plastered in indecipherable
scribble, they also bare the numbers from many years
of long obsolete filing systems that I started to
use then forgot about. Some are fading from old age
while others I can't read because their paper labels
have long since dried out, curled up and fallen off.
My CD collection runs to several hundred CDs now files
in various places like wedged behind my desk and at
the bottom of a drawer but what alarmed me was just
how few of them I could identify the contents of by
looking at what I'd written on the front. I clearly
needed to get a little more disciplined in my labelling
regime and I was kind of hoping the TDK LPCW-50 was
to become my saviour.
Time first for the specs: