A future foretold

I transferred to Berkeley in the ’70s as an English major and felt I’d come to the “promised land” as I took courses from such renowned faculty as Janet Adelman and Ulrich Knoepflemacher. In my last semester, I also took a class on media and society from the journalist Ben Bagdikian. Our whole lecture hall of students was agape as he told us that one day we would all have personal computers and do everything, from banking and shopping to medicine, digitally. We hadn’t even discovered ATMs yet! I now proudly work, bank, shop, socialize, study Italian, and play Scrabble online. My memoir, The Ghost Marriage, will be published in June 2021. 

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