Silliness (was Re: Seeking something like "The Elements of Technical Illustration")

Subject: Silliness (was Re: Seeking something like "The Elements of Technical Illustration")
From: k k <turnleftatnowhere -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 09:21:46 -0800 (PST)

Ah,'ve been on the 'Net since it was run on
kerosene. You worked with people whose idea of hard
copy was to bake their clay tablets. You sent messages
by chiseling characters onto stone slabs and holding
them up in front of a big black monolith.

Here's my entry: Back when they would troubleshoot
computers to invividual component level, I did field
service test/repair manuals that were supposed to be
viewed on computers that had 2MB of RAM. The company
was so concerened about the resources needed to view
graphics, all the diagrams had to be drawn in ASCII
characters. Drawing circuit boards that way was bad
enough but sometimes I had to depict timing diagrams
and sample scope traces using nothing but slash marks
and dashes.

Do I win? And Oh My God am I glad to be "spoiled" by
today's software. :-)

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