Doing the reading (was: Best Books 2002)

Margaret Ball margaret at
Tue Jan 14 09:57:16 EST 2003

>The last time I had to use carbons was in an
>> office where they wanted everything in triplicate, and although most of
>>> scheduling work was done on computer, the actual filing had to be done by
>>> the office flunky (me) on a really old typewriter that was possibly not
>>> electric.  Well, maybe it was.  But I think it was older than the ones I
>>> learned to type on.
>You must be from the Paperpushers' Planet...
Oh? Then how come there's so much *more* paper to push than there was in 
the pre-computer era? And does anybody here remember those predictions 
about the "paperless office?" Hah!

Margaret Ball, who had to push aside stacks of papers to find the computer this morning.

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