Rick Wakeman: homo secretarius
My good friend and Lantern author
, Pam Rice
, tells me that she has given up sitting at her keyboard and has taken to standing up when she works, because it does her no good to be sitting all the time. That seems a sensible idea, since we spend far too much time being sedentary. Indeed, biologists believe that our next evolutionary stage may be from Homo sapiens
to Homo secretarius
. I think, therefore I type.
There are, of course, pioneers of stand-up keyboard action, not least Jerry Lee Lewis
, and, more recently, Rick Wakeman
, who seems to have spent most of his time standing up in front of keyboards. An inspiration to us all.