RE: old school

Subject: RE: old school
From: Melissa Nelson <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 10:51:41 -0400

Are you talking about 8 Track tapes? My first car had an 8 Track tape player...I remember they were supposed to be so wonderful because the tape could not come out like it did with cassettes. I think they died out about six months after I bought a supply of them for my car :)

I just dated myself as well!

Melissa




























> Subject: RE: old school> Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 10:18:41 -0400> From: DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> > And remember those old big bulky tapes that were supposed to catch on> instead of cassette tapes???> > I remember having some songs I loved on those, and all too quickly,> totally useless.....> > Of course then there was the phonograph?> > My husband and I reminisced about some records the other day, and our> daughters asked what they were... :(> > I think I just dated myself!!!!> > Deborah> > -----Original Message-----> From: techwr-l-bounces+dhemstreet=kaydon -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+dhemstreet=kaydon -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On> Behalf Of Suzette Leeming> Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 9:05 AM> To: Fred Ridder> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Subject: Re: old school> > Thanks to all who remembered the name - they were mimeograph and ditto> machines - they were two different (but somewhat similar) technologies> and> when you mentioned the smell of ditto copies, I could almost smell it> again!> > > Ah, the technology that has come and gone in such a relatively short> time!> > Suzette Leeming> > > > On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 11:46 PM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>> wrote:> > >> > > 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.> >> > Mimeograph and ditto were two different technologies.> >> > With ditto every character you typed when making the master deposted> > some pigment from one sheet of the 2-part stencil form onto another> sheet.> > Then you put the stencil on a drum that contained a volatile (and> probably> > toxic) solvent that dissolved part of the deposited pigment and> allowed it> > to be deposited on a specially coated copy stock. The drawbacks of> ditto> > systems (aka "spirit duplicators") were that you could only make about> > 30-40 clear copies before the pigment deposited on the stencil would> be> > depleted and the copies would become illegible, and the duplicated> copies> > were purple. The advantage was that the copies smelled great if the> > teacher had just run them off a few minutes before class.> >> > I don't know exactly what the mimeograph technology was, but it was> > good for more like a few hundred legible copies from each master, and> > the images were reproduced in black and did not have that wonderful> > solvent smell. Not nearly so interesting to elementary school> students...> > _________________________________________________________________> > Change the world with e-mail. Join the i'm Initiative from Microsoft.> >> http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Join/Default.aspx?source=EML_WL_ChangeWo> rld> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> >> > Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats> or> > printed documentation. 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