Doing the reading (was: Best Books 2002)

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Tue Jan 14 19:04:18 EST 2003


On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 01:00:42 +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:

>> I think you win.  :)  Though now I'm expecting someone to pipe up with
>> "Well, you think YOU had it tough--I had to chisel my dissertation on
>stone
>> tablets in Linear A!" <g>
>>
>> Funny how nobody ever wanted a carbon copy for anything official when it
>was
>> such a useful technology.  The last time I had to use carbons was in an
>> office where they wanted everything in triplicate, and although most of
>the
>> 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
>even
>> 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...

Well, it was ten years ago.  Maybe they've upgraded since then.  Maybe they
just expect printouts in triplicate now.

Melissa Proffitt

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