RE: History of TW before the PC and the Internet

Subject: RE: History of TW before the PC and the Internet
From: salatas <salatas -at- micron -dot- com>
To: "'johnbri -at- primenet -dot- com'" <johnbri -at- primenet -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 14:33:17 -0700

John P. Brinegar wrote:

<snip>

>I started in 1949 and we used full-length,
>genuine, U.S. Air Force approved, #2 pencils. Well, the pads were yellow.

<snip>

>When we were finished scribbling on the pad and after revising by literally
>cutting with scissors and pasting text and illustrations where you wanted
>them, a woman (never a man) with a mechanical typewriter would copy from
>the yellow pads to a sheet of bond paper.

<snip>

John,

I started writing for the Air Force in 1983. We still used the pencils and
the yellow pads! Not much progress in 34 years. (My clerk typist was a man,
however.)

When we got our first PC in the squadron, we had to sign up for computer
time. I signed up, but my commander told me, "Officers don't type." I went
back to my yellow pad. Thanks for reminding me to appreciate the
technological developments of the past 17 years.

Regards,

Salette Latas
salatas -at- micron -dot- com




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