OK, here’s the deal. I may be starting a new book soon, and most of my research involves transcribing newspaper and magazine articles from old scrapbooks and clippings files. In the past, I’ve done this by hand on paper (ouch), or reading them (quietly!!) into a tape recorder, to be transcribed later. I do not want to take my precious and expensive Toshiba laptop all the way into the city and uptown.
So. Does anyone make a little keyboard thingie I can bring to the library and type the information into and then e-mail it to myself so I can download it onto my computer later? Not a telephone: I need a keyboard . . . Not a fullsized one, but something bigger than a phone keypad.
It’s 2004. Someone must have invented something like this by now! Something that will cost me less than a month’s rent?