From Jarrow to Java was written on a little Nokia e71 phone. “I lost 52 pages on it,” said the author of the book. “I soon learned how to do backups.”
When he sent it to his friend to edit, he was surprised that it was less than perfect. “My mate said I had forgot the period at the end of each sentence for seven pages. Impossible, I said.”
There are drawbacks to writing on a little Nokia. The keyboard on the phone are worn out from overuse and Joe wants to repair it. He’s very sentimental about that phone, which catapulted his writing career.
Jarrow to Java is a book full of innuendoes and adventures, documenting his time working on a big project in East Java. The book will leave an impression. I can still feel the volcanos and simple way of life calling the author.