Re: Old PC Technology (too long, sorry)

Subject: Re: Old PC Technology (too long, sorry)
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 10:29:43 -0600 (CST)

Steve Jong wrote:

>At my first job, we used Smith-Corona portables.

Regarding Smith-Coronas . . . slightly OT but not much . . .

I recently attended a conference held at the BU student center (I forget what it's called). The upper floor, which I remember having a large central room with white formica flooring, glaring white fluorescent lights, and rackety chairs and tables, had been transformed into a hotel-style meeting room.

I remarked to my companion, "The last time I was here, I rented a manual typewriter over *there* for something like 50 cents an hour, and finished up one of my graduate school papers in a big ugly room that used to be here, with minutes to spare."

Computers did exist; in fact, personal computers existed. But no one yet expected humanities graduate students to know about them! (I was getting a Masters in Education.)

Nancy, still reminiscing about wearing a size 8


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