One of my favorite cartoons is a picture of man sitting in his library in an isolated chair, reading a book and sipping his brandy. He is an intellectual looking fellow with a sweater vest and glasses.
The caption reads: “Eccentric internet holdout Delbert T. Quimby passes another day non-digitally.”
I laugh at the cartoon because I see myself in it. Or at least I see what I wish was myself.
Over the years, I have tried to be the “internet holdout” but it has become somewhat of a hilarious failure. Each reluctant step into the digital world has led to another. First, I started my own website/blog. Then, I joined the world of Twitter (@michaeljkruger).
And now, having utterly abandoned any pretense to live a non-digital life, I am on Facebook.
The last shred of dignity I can cling to is the fact that this just an “author page” and not the full-fledged version of Facebook. But, looking back on the trend of the last few years, I am sure I will cave into the whole deal eventually!
On a more serious note, it is my hope that being on Facebook will provide an additional avenue to connect with folks. All my blog and twitter posts will be put on Facebook and hopefully this will allow people to find them more easily.
Anyway, if you are on Facebook I would love to have you stop by and say hello by “liking” the page. That will at least make me feel better as I mourn the loss of my non-digital self!