Thursday, January 28, 2010

An Open Letter

Dear Microsoft,

You don't know me. I'm just one more wife-to-a-geek, and I have had no reason to address you before this point. You see, I'm not a techno-yuppie. I simply don't care about  having the latest and greatest... stuff. I was way behind the curve in procuring a cell phone, and even when I did, I made it clear that it just needed to take calls. Why would I need a phone that takes pictures? That's just crazy talk. Though I did not realize how an mp3 player would change my life, I still maintain that -- other than my mp3 capable cellphone (archaic as it may be) -- I simply do not covet technology. It's too changeable. Too fickle. Too expensive.

However, concerning the rumored Courier: I want. Bad. Muy muy malo.

I want an infinite journal, and I know you understand (see attached photo). I want to cut & paste & flick information from the Internet into my journal. I want to use a stylus to write; I love to write.

I realize that this particular item is still in development, i.e. incubation. Whatever. I'm in. I only ask that you please include e-reader technology because I've been stubborn about the Kindle, and I'm putting my faith in your little beauty to fulfill my need for hundreds of books at my fingertips (I also love to read). Also, if you could make it play mp3s, I would be eternally yours.

Thank you for your time.



  1. You forgot to ask for a freebie. That's what I would have done.

  2. Wow soooo cool! I want one too....I was just telling everyone that I am much more creative with writing my thoughts than typing. This is the answer!!! Ask for a Freebie for both of us so we can test it out and flick items back and forth. :)

  3. Does your husband know you called him a geek?

  4. Dear, dear Sarah,

    He likes it. In the same vein, he believes I'm complimenting him if I tell him he's a control-freak (I'm not complimenting him). He's a strange man, but I do so like him.