RE: old school

Subject: RE: old school
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, 'Suzette Leeming' <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 18:43:20 -0700 (PDT)

Ah, the pleasures of carbon paper and whiteout on
8-part forms.

When I was in the Army, the personnel office got a
wonderful state of the art huge improvement in how it
did papers. Up until 1981, everything was on electric
typewriters with carbon copies. Then they got a Wang
word processor. It had 512k of memory and used 8-inch
floppies. The operational mechanism was in a tower
larger than a standard file cabinet, built into a desk
with an integral terminal; dang thing looked like
something out of a NASA control room.

Anybody else remember the RMS operating system and
Arcnet?


--- Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> > From: Suzette Leeming
> [mailto:suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com]
>
> > I've used typetype machines, and those machines
> that
> > made copies (I forget the name, but you used the
> typewriter
> > to punch holes in the paper and put it on an inked
> drum).
>
> Mimeograph? That has a drum and makes "dittos" of
> things, at least that's
> what I heard the copies called. But I don't know
> about the hole punching
> thing.
>
> Lauren
>
>
>
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