Hello, everyone! I’ve been away for some months, and I wish I had more time to come back and participate fully in 'Doper society.
But all y’all are one of the greatest knowledge-base resources I’ve ever known, and I need some advice.
My b.i.l. just wrote his first novel (yay!) But it’s in pencil on lined paper. How do we get it into digital form?
He’s a TOTAL luddite. The poor sod doesn’t have any computer at all, and, even if he were to buy the cheapest laptop/chromebook/whatever, he would refuse to have any internet connection. This means he might buy a very basic machine…but couldn’t download a word processing app!
I suggested he go to the library and spend an hour a day there, typing it in, saving the data on a memory stick. He said no. (Privacy paranoia! His files might be stolen/copied/viewed by the NSA, etc.)
What’s the best approach for a hopeless Luddite to type in a novel and save it to a memory stick? Can you get cheap stripped-down laptops that come pre-loaded with even something as primitive as MS Wordpad? What strategy can you recommend?
(Me, personally, I’m on the internet and have Office 365. I don’t live close enough to my b.i.l. for him to come here and type things in. And if he did – he’d demand that I unplug from my ISP while he worked. He’s both a Luddite and also terribly afraid of THEM)
Love ya guys, and miss ya guys!