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Subject:Re: old school From:Karen Mulholland <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 20 May 2008 12:23:32 -0700 (PDT)
I'm going to have to stop reading the techwr-l digest
during lunch. For one thing, it makes my lunch run
long, and for another thing, the engineer in the next
cube over always wants to know what's so funny.
You want old-school? OK, some of you have me beat,
with the pots of red ochre and all. I'm not ashamed to
be young enough that I've always had opposable thumbs
(whether my daughter believes me or not). But hey, I
have friends I first *emailed* in 1985. As I recall,
Data General's Comprehensive Electronic Office (CEO)
had email and a calendar. Maybe a couple other things
too. A handful of us instantly spotted email's
potential and started using it to hold daily
competitions for the most heinous dirty limerick. CEO
allowed you to create email groups and aliases, so I
set up an alias "Goat" for my boss. Later I found out
that the recipient always got to see the alias. D'oh.
BTW, I kept my job because the boss thought it was
Just an observation to all my fellow old-schoolers...
Dating yourself is great - there are never any trust
issues. (...and you usually know where you were the
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