RE: Back to the Dark Ages.

Subject: RE: Back to the Dark Ages.
From: Emily Berk <emily -at- armadillosoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 22:19:22 -0700

On or around Wed, 19 Jun 2002 12:27:44 -0500, "Nancy Kaminski" nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com wrote:
>I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to have done this...although in my
>case, it was a 16-page newsletter in PageMaker. I finished the last
>page, leaned back, stretched out my legs, and kicked the plug out of the
>wall. ...

When I worked at Children's Television Workshop, all 8 or so of us assembly language programmers worked in a single open room with a single light switch on the wall near the door. This light switch also controlled every power outlet in the room.

Imagine our horror when a visitor accidentally turned the lights out on his way out the door!

(We were programming on Radio Shack Color Computers at the time and one of the "known issues" of the backup command was that it wiped the original floppy disks, so we NEVER backed up if we could help it. Remembering that afternoon still gives me shudders.)


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