• Columnist Froma Harrop writes: "All through the long winter night, my digital gadgets lay snug in their recharging docks as Enya crooned on the iPod. It was on such a wintertide eve last December that I resolved to figure out all the things these wonderful devices could do -- other than have me tend to their ravenous energy needs and update their programs. Some of them seemed to be taking advantage of my gentle nature.

The months passed, and I did discover many clever features on my digital camera, iPhone, DVR player, GPS device, Flip camcorder and automatic bread machine. New apps entered my life. I even added to my family of digital appliances. There came another camera, a Pulse Smartpen and, get this, a battery backup -- a big battery that will keep the other gadgets' batteries charged in the event of a blackout.

Face it, I'm a gearhead. But my New Year's resolution for 2010 will be very different from 2009's. This will be the year to rediscover paper -- " Join us in Tuesday's edition of The Observer as Harrop describes her fondness for writing and reading on paper.

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