I’m on a four-year laptop rotation at work (which isn’t nearly as racy as it sounds), and I just switched out my previous computer for a new one on Friday. Glancing at a colleague’s old computer, I couldn’t help noticing that mine had suffered a lot more wear and tear. There’s a good chance that this has something to do with how careless I can be with things in general, but I also wonder if it has something to do with how much time I spend working on my writing.
I’m curious to hear from other writers out there. Has your keyboard suffered as much abuse as mine? Is the problem that I spend so much time in front of my computer screen, or am I just a slob? Of course, there’s a better than average chance that it’s a combination of both. Or maybe they just don’t make writing implements the way they used to.