Re: old school

Subject: Re: old school
From: "Susan W Gallagher" <susanwg -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "AL Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 11:31:54 -0700

Yeah, the blue-lined card stock, the xacto knife, the waxer - I've used them
all as well as the form-a-line tape, self-stick sheets of half-tone dots,
and Kroy lettering machines. Then we got the high-density dot matrix printer
and you could do two different fonts per page without having to run back to
change the print wheel! <g>

I was a trainer back then - started out on Wang minis, then transitioned to
DOS and taught MultiMate, Office Writer, WordStar, Leading Edge,
Volkswriter, MS Word, WordPerfect, Enable (a POS if ever there was one!),
dBase, rBase, Lotus 123, ... And I remember to this day how my hands were
shaking the first time I opened an 8086 box to install a mouse (there was a
jumper to be moved, if I recall).
-Sue Gallagher

On 5/20/08, AL Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
> 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.

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