October 6, 2011
Computers aren’t big here. Nor is the internet.
Email is seen as a nuisance, and you will rarely get a response from a Sicilian when you send one. (“I don’t check my email,” they explain.)
There’s only one small internet “point” in the village, and one pizzeria with semi-functioning wireless.
People do not bring their laptops to cafes.
“Ah,” exclaim people I meet for the first time. “I know you! You’re the Lady with the Computer.”
Yes, my Apple and I are inseparable. Thank you, Steve Jobs. You helped this Luddite embrace the computer age, and for that I was always a little in love with you.