Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains:
Knatz.com / Personal / Writing / Journal /
I’ve always scribbled little notes, tried to organize them, seldom edited them. With word processing, on the Commodore 64, I kept digital note files, especially regarding my first novel. But it was getting my Toshiba laptop, in the mid-1980s, that really started me scribbling, at light speed. I edited spelling only if I thought it was “phonemic”: meant the difference between understanding and not understanding.
I called these my id files: for ideas. For years they betrayed C64 habits: i followed the 64K size limitation for files: by habit. Once on the Mac, I could word process “any” size file, swiftly. (Then HTML slowed things back down again: then the addition of graphics, and big graphics, really slowed things down all over again! (Then getting arrested, censored, losing my DSL connection, really really slowed me down.)
On the Mac I stored K. extracts of my id files in a folder called jour: for journal. I could have called it my diary. Hell, it was chronological: April 1986, May 1986 …