AM I DEPENDENT ON THE INTERNET? IT APPEARS I AM
Today started with the internet being down due to a network problem, I was reduced to moderately deep depression. I like to start the day by doing a focused media trawl—and when deprived of that, start to twitch.
Well, maybe I don’t actually twitch—but you get the idea.
My media guru then appeared mid-morning—he is the fittest man I have ever met and computes standing-up while exercising on an upwardly inclined treadmill (entirely true) so I regard him with some awe. Anyway, soon he had everything working again, and then vanished into the sky leaving a trail of fiery crimson.
No, I tell a lie. On the other hand, the lie sounds so much better.
Matters continued to improve. Good things happened (which I cannot reveal).
All in all, not a bad Saturday.
THE PHOTO: Edgar Wallace was an important educational influence as far as I was concerned. The man wrote a mind-boggling 175 novels—and that was just part of it. Here is what Wiki says about him.
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English crime writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and numerous articles in newspapers and journals.
Over 160 films have been made of his novels. In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. He is most famous today as the co-creator of King Kong, writing the early screenplay and story for the movie, as well as a short story "King Kong" (1933) credited to him and Draycott Dell. He was known for theJ. G. Reeder detective stories, The Four Just Men, The Ringer, and for creating the Green Archer character.