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Tablet Life

12 May
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Kindle collections on my tablet (one of my happy places in tablet life) – Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly

Tablet life

Tablet life is swipable
expandable and squeezable
pushable and snappable
all at your fingertips

Clickable and searchable
tap and type and drawable
a workout for your head and hands
but not the best for hips.

© 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

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Do you own a tablet (or smartphone—that might be even worse)? Have you fallen under its spell, so that you can’t be without it out let it out of your sight? I must remind myself of the truth of the little ditty above when I’m tempted to linger too long with my very fun, versatile, addictive but sedentary tablet.

Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Tara at A Teaching Life.

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Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Light, Objects, Personal, Poetry Friday

 

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25 responses to “Tablet Life

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham

    May 12, 2017 at 6:40 am

    That is how I feel about my laptop. Love it, but bad for my hips. LOL 🙂

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks, Brenda. I know what you’re saying. Hours fly by and I realize I haven’t moved. Yikes!!

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  2. Jane the Raincity Librarian

    May 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

    It’s hilarious (and perhaps a bit unnerving) to watch babies and toddlers interact with board books – often they try to tap the pages and swipe them, like a smartphone screen!

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  3. Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff)

    May 12, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Oh my, I have such a love/hate relationship with my smart phone. I love to keep it close by and don’t want to leave home without it, but I know it’s good for me to put it down and just experience what’s around me, too.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks, Kay. I think we all understand this love-hate thing. Can’t live without these gadgets, but they sure have changed things, and not always for the better.

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  4. Monica

    May 12, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I love all the fun “able” words.

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  5. macrush53

    May 12, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    This is so true.. I try to take time away from the electronics.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 13, 2017 at 5:42 am

      Yes, so do I. Isn’t it a relief to have some days when you simply refuse to be at the beck and call of online?!

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  6. Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting & Writing

    May 12, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Fun poem Violet, and yes I do love my little smartphone, but I like to ignore it sometimes too!

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  7. maryleehahn

    May 13, 2017 at 4:45 am

    I came to your post from “Be a Good Steward of Your Gifts,” which ends in “Walk./Take the phone off the hook./Work regular hours.” Yes, I get lost far too often in Online-land!!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 13, 2017 at 5:44 am

      Thanks, Mary Lee! I’ve often found the same thing: the order in which I visit the poems on PF has them talking to each other.

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  8. Wondering and Wandering

    May 13, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Oh boy. I’ve been feeling guilty about how much time I’m on these devices lately. Definitely not good for us! Love the organization on your tablet, though. You’ve inspired me to clean up my hodge podge of stuff.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 13, 2017 at 5:45 am

      Thanks, Wondering. The organization is mostly on the Kindle app, where I love it that I can make collections (otherwise I’d never find anything!).

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  9. lindabaie

    May 13, 2017 at 5:48 am

    I saw a news story that shared brain research recently of the addiction for getting feedback online, even just the using of it. I do have an IPad, but don’t use it as often as the laptop. Love that final line, and we all must take the time to get outside!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 13, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      That addiction business is scary, isn’t it, Linda. I’m sure I’ve noticed changes in my ability to concentrate and remember what I came to my computer to do in the first place. One so easily gets swept away into cyber-world.

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  10. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    May 13, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Ha! Love this smart little poem with its great big laugh at the end! Thanks, Violet. 🙂

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  11. Linda Mitchell

    May 13, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Ha! What a slice of life that is….and the truth hurts. But, only when I stop laughing. What a great little poem.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Aw, thanks, Linda. Re laughing, I wonder what a visitor from some other planet would make of our fixation on these little rectangles –n restaurants, while walking down the street, or driving, when we’re surrounded by other people.

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  12. haitiruth

    May 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful to have all those books at your fingertips? Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      May 13, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Oh yes, Ruth! Kindle has revolutionized my reading in a good way. And the fact that books are searchable is such a bonus. You remember a quote from a book you read several years ago, find it on your Kindle, and can even put your eyes on that quote in minutes! It’s amazing.

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  13. cvarsalona

    May 16, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Violet, you have packaged your poem with a punch and your tablet with a neatness that puts my devices to shame. While I love my devices, I find them addictive.

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