Saturday, July 16, 2005

Calling All Inventors...

Would somebody please invent a machine for me? I'm really not all that mechanical. You see, I have this problem when I am writing - especially sermons. I'll go for a while without any ideas or direction, and then suddenly I'll have twenty million ideas all at once in my head. Of course, by the time I focus on one, I've forgotten all the rest, and sometimes, I just forget all of them. Its really quite frustrating.

So. I would like a machine that could go between my brain and either my computer or a piece of paper. It would just download the ideas from my head into a document so that I could look them over without forgetting them. Thank you very much. I will pass along my address when you are finished making the machine.

P.S. If you could manage this soon, it would make my sermon writing move much more quickly, so that I could open my new copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I'd really appreciate that.

6 comments:

Beth said...

Unfortunately, I won't be much help there - but when you get yours, would you let me know how it works and where I can get one too? Much appreciated.

good luck with the sermon!

Emily said...

Surely someone with some actual technical skill will see all the comments this post is sure to generate and invent one!

Dawgdays said...

The book 3010 has them. Clarke dubbed them braincaps.

You could load voice recognition software on your machine. You would still have to talk, but that might be better than writing/typing.

There's also a new Microsoft product called OneNote. I've tried it a couple of times, and I think it could be really cool. Don't know if it runs on Macs though.

There's also the old standbys - cunieform on mud tablets, or pen and papyrus.

G. Brooke said...

A great use of this machine will be to remember dreams more than 5 seconds after waking up. This includes the catchy song you think maybe you made up in your sleep but can't hang onto long enough to hum it to a friend.

Reverend Ref + said...

If I remember right, that sounds a whole lot like the Borg -- and I don't think we want to go there.

Tripp said...

Brooke is on to something worthwhile I think!