Early Adapter Iris Lewis combines technology with handicrafts
2001) The term "early adapter" refers to someone who is
among the first in their group to try something new. Iris Lewis
first got interested in computers in their early days when she kept
accounts at Runaway Hill Club. Today she has her own shop and uses
an HP computer and scanner to help create handicrafts for sale.
In the picture at right she is scanning in art for use in the keychains
perched in front of her computer.
also produces art the old fashioned way. With the help of her carpenter
husband Samuel, she collects driftwood for paintings and creates
"cocofish" from painted coconuts. She's always trying
bright and colorful shop, Rainbow Gift Shop, is located on the north
end of town just uphill from Gusty's. "I'm off the beaten track,"
she says. But my customers seem to be willing to find me."
It helps that her shop is near the high point of the island, and
thus affords one of the best views of the bay.
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