RE: old school

Subject: RE: old school
From: "AL Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 10:57:00 -0400

DBaseII, Aldus Pagemaker, Wordstar, Mulitmate, Visicalc, Apple I, PDP1134,
PDP1170, Octal tape readers, tube radios, the first chips (AND and OR gates,
Flip-Flops, and Inverters were all that was available in the beginning-late
1960s), MS-DOS2.11, 4.77 MHz XTs before hard drives....and the list goes
one. It has been a wonderful and exciting ride being part of an industry
that moved from vacuum tubes and paper tapes to SOCs and terabyte
hard-drives.

I moved from engineering to technical writing back when the IBM Composer was
the output tool and layout was on blue-lined card stock. I still have my
Xacto knife and a there's a portable waxer and a few sheets of rubylith in a
box somewhere.


Al Geist
Technical Writing, Help, Web Design, Award Winning Videos
Office/Msg: 802-872-9190
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pilgrim without a destination, I figured, than to cross the wrong threshold
every day." (Anon)



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References:
Re: RE: old school: From: quills
Re: RE: old school: From: John Hedtke
RE: RE: old school: From: Al Geist
RE: RE: old school: From: John Hedtke
Re: old school: From: Beth Agnew
Re: old school: From: Chris Morton

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