Two weeks ago I left my pocket calendar on my desk at the Academy of Letters where I only work one day a week. This was inconvenient as I rely entirely on the calendar to remember what I’m supposed to do apart from my weekly routine. When I finally got my hands on it again last Thursday, it calmly informed me that I was due to give a talk that same evening.
The mishap made me decide to switch to an on-line calendar instead. I spend hours every day using on-line computers, and my smartphone allows me to call the site up when I’m moving about. So, though the new year is approaching, I’m discontinuing a habit I’ve had for about a quarter of a century. No 2009 pocket calendar for me!
This means I won’t have to copy people’s birthdays from one calendar to another at the end of the year.
It also means I will have a very hazy idea of what days are Swedish holidays.
Dear Reader, do you really need a paper-based calendar?