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 14:08:41 -0400

What is sad about old technology is how quickly one forgets how to use it. :) A couple of weeks ago I had to EEK TYPE some information on a form! The template it was on was messed up and there were about four lines that no one in the office could get the data on using Word. I had to make like 10 copies of the form before I could get the information on the four or five little lines. I was so embarassed! Back in the day I could type 90 words a minute on those things, now it takes me like 90 minutes to type a few lines on a form. :)

SIGH! My typing (yes Typing not Keyboarding) teacher...if she is even still alive...would shoot me!

Melissa


















> Subject: RE: old school> Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 11:58:13 -0400> From: DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> > Yup - That's it! 8 Track tapes...> > I still remember enjoying "In the jungle the might jungle, the lion> sleeps tonight.."> > Which, by the way, some new guy sang on the radio the other day like it> was a new hit or something - a horrid rendition of the original> > <sigh>> > Back to work....> > 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 Melissa Nelson> Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 10:52 AM> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Subject: RE: old school> > 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 m> entioned 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> pigmen> t 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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