RE: old school

Subject: RE: old school
From: "Tammy Van Boening" <Tammy -dot- VanBoening -at- healthlanguage -dot- com>
To: "AL Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 09:27:35 -0600

So, I have been lurking on this thread cracking up at the memories it
brings back and I just had to chime in about an "old school" experience
that my husband and I had last summer. We were on vacation in Vermont,
and decided to visit Fort Ticonderoga as we are both huge history buffs
and the restoration of the fort is phenomenal. Anyway, we were one of
several mid-40s+ couples visiting the fort that day along with several
late elementary /middle school summer camp tours. One of the floors in
the museum is dedicated to the decommissioned USS Fort Ticonderoga and
it has rows and rows of the artifacts and memorabilia from the ship.
While we were perusing the mementos, we heard one of the young boys in
one of the summer camp tour groups squeal quite excitedly at the top of
his lungs "Hey, cool, look it's a record!!! Do you think is still
plays?" Sigh . . .You can only imagine the looks that were exchanged
among the (ahem) "older" couples that were touring the fort! And one
wonders why I feel so old at times!

TVB

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DBaseII, Aldus Pagemaker, Wordstar, Mulitmate, Visicalc, Apple I,
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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.


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