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I never actually did any PMT, but I do remember the Composer.
It came out the same year I graduated college, and they had *one*
at the first company I worked for. The Engineering Dept secretary
who had it at her desk kept it locked it up like Ft. Knox, and had
absolute control over who *she* deemed sufficiently qualified to use
it. I think one of the reasons why US business seems so badly run
these days is directly related to the decimation of the secretarial
profession. In many companies, they were the *real* managers...
> WOW!!! You have been around a long time. I bet you even remember PMT's
> and the old IBM Composer...wonderful machine for justifying text. You
> could do it faster using a chisel on a block of marble. I agree, pages
> created in the "old" days may have looked bland, but they were packed
> full of content. (I wrote MILSPECs and MILStds back in the old days and
> font fiddling consisted of Bold (double strike) or normal (single
> strike). It's a lot harder today to focus on good content when everyone
> from the SME to the Marketing Guy wants something that speaks "leading
> edge technology," even if the subject matter is a composting toilet.
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