About the Author

Martha Fay Burtis is, first and foremost, a person. She is not a machine, a semi-precious gem, or a root vegetable.

She directs the Digital Knowledge Center at the University of Mary Washington. Her real dream is to start a hipster dating Web site called Bespoke Love. She has another dream that involves mismatched flatware, but she’s not going to tell you about it just in case you steal her idea.

She spends far too much time searching for missing files on her computer or on her desk and looking up the phone numbers and email addresses of people whom she calls and writes to on a regular basis. She has yet to figure out how to get technology to solve these problems. Activating Spaces on her MacBook Air didn’t help.

She has been known to use Google to try and find her missing glasses or keys. Unfortunately, this didn’t work. But, knowing Google, it probably will some day.

You can find her on Twitter (@mburtis) or find out more about her on this other page she maintains.

She may have another blog, but she’s not going to tell you where it is. So there.

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