March 21, 2012
This is the first time I have had the chance to sit with a computer keyboard, at a computer that is going to be connected to the internet (hopefully!). I have been writing my thoughts - pages of them - but will try to give you a more concise update.
You should know that the keyboards here have some keys I have never seen. Where we have the shift key to capitalize something, they have the “< key,” and my pinky finger is drawn to that. Also, the @ key is next to the letter l, but first you have to hit a key labelled “alt gr.” Know where I found the quotation marks? Where the @ key is on our home computers! At least the ! is in the right place, so I can still still easily be exuberant! A piece of advice if you are going to use an Italian keyboard: never, ever trust their spell check!
So much for a concise message ... This last paragraph took over 10 minutes to type. I have to join the others for breakfast as we are headed to a preschool.