Modern Inventions

 

Modern inventions …
The computer a godsend …
Scant erasers due!

 

 

 

 

Psst: provided you don’t hit the delete button in error!
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© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011
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CloakedMonk’s MarchChallenge prompt – Erasing
http://cloakedmonk.com/2011/02/27/march-challenge/

1858 Hyman Lipman patented the first pencil with an eraser attached.

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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12 Responses to Modern Inventions

  1. trisha says:

    to me it is a blessing for sure- i used to be obsessed with perfection when i wrote or painted, my dustbin were filled with crumpled papers.

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  2. Pat Cegan says:

    Great poem, good laugh! thanks! hugs, pat

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  3. Renee says:

    I agree, at least with this, that computers give us a respite from erasers.
    Well done!

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  4. Mike Patrick says:

    The ‘undo’ button is my best friend. Over the years, it must have saved me hundreds of hours of rewriting something I accidentally erased. Deep in the recesses of my mind, I know that recreating an erased masterpiece always falls far short of the original.

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    • Becca Givens says:

      I agree – one can try to recreate an original, but it usually falls very short of the original … I use the undo button often, but occasionally “something happens” and it is lost into cyperspace … never to be seen or heard from again! :-0

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  5. earlybird says:

    Yes!
    I still write a lot in pencil – and rub out – although I reckon I delete more words on my computer than I produce…

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