Next up in my cavalcade of influences that led me to become the technical writer I am today: Morgan Freeman. Yes, that Morgan Freeman. As I mentioned in my previous post about my influences, I watched “The Electric Company” a lot as a kid. A very young Morgan Freeman, playing the role of Easy Reader, made reading really cool. I learned a lot from that show, and although he was certainly not the only actor (and Easy Reader not the only character) to impact my love of reading and of words, he was the most impactful and memorable.
Being taught by someone that cool that reading wasn’t just something you do because you have to, but because you want to, was critical at that age. So… thanks, Mr. Freeman!