RE: certification (was: ranting STC)

Subject: RE: certification (was: ranting STC)
From: Melissa Nelson <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 09:40:01 -0500

I love this thread! I remember my first word processor was actually more of an electric typewriter that had a small pop up screen which held maybe ten lines, which I could correct before it went on paper...also it had the ability to save my stuff on a disk! WOOHOO...That was such a thrill!! This was in the late 80's and I was married to a construction worker and trying to go to school through correspondence courses, pre-online stuff!! Before that blessed piece of equipment I was writing everything out by hand and then typing it on a manual typewriter with a ribbon that insisted on breaking or at least jamming up every 50 words! :)

I have my masters in the History of Technology and love conversations on how technology has changed. My grandmother died two years ago at the ripe old age of 102. She was sharp as a tack to the very end and it was so much fun to listen to her talk about the changes in her lifetime. To her nothing ever measured up to the fact that she grew up with Philo T. Farnsworth...of the picture tube fame! She was very thrilled when I ended up going to Philo T. Farnsworth Elementary!

Gotta love technology!!!

Melissa













> From: michael -dot- mcintyre -at- rosegardenmusic -dot- com> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Subject: Re: certification (was: ranting STC)> Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 18:15:05 -0500> > On Wednesday 07 March 2007 12:40 pm, John Posada wrote:> > > use the Internet had access to it. Ah... 1995. The good ol' days.> >> > Remember Gophers? WAIS?, Archie and Veronica search engines? I think> > 91-92ish> > Yup. I seem to have found my fellow geezers.> > Raise your hand if you learned to type on a mechanical typewriter that didn't > have a 1 key.> > <raises hand>> > Then an IBM Selectric, and then one of the newfangledy ones that had the daisy > wheel and the magic eraser strip that could physically lift an errant letter > from the page.> > Then Word Perfect 5.0. All hail Word Perfect 5.0. Word was such a piece of > CRAP back then. How did Word ever win? I remember back in college, a beer > money working in a copy center, typing reports and such. I had to resist the > urge to edit everything that came through, because the writing was SO bad. > But they had Word something or other on an original IBM PC, 4.77 MHz of zippy > do dah joy at a time when about the 386-33 was king.> > I wonder if I can use editing other people's term papers at my copy center job > 40,000 years ago on my résumé? That place went broke, and I never got my > last paycheck.> > I'm only in my mid 30s, but I have lived through a lot of electronics > technology.> > This has been an exciting time to be alive. Something like my great > grandfather being born in the steam age, and living until the beginning of > the digital age, except all our stuff is silicon, or carbon nanotubes, or > whatever comes after silicon.> > Um. What was I saying?> -- > D. Michael McIntyre > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> > Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or > printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,> Web-based technology, and PDF output. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList> > Now shipping: Help &amp; Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,> full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up> to 106 languages with Help &amp; Manual: http://www.helpandmanual.com> > ---> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com -dot- > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/melmis36%40hotmail.com> > > To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> > Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit> http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.>
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