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OTHER FISH TO FRY
« on: February 01, 2007, 12:11:34 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were fried not stirred, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're frying up some catfish and doing a jig in anticipation of a lovelier than lovely February.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 12:15:55 AM »

And the word of the day is: SCAPEGRACE!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 12:22:10 AM »

I remember using carbon copy for typing things in typing class in the early 1980s.

Computer.... Classic Star Trek when I was about 10 years old....

I first used one in the 1980s.

Communicators were the forerunners to cell phones
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 12:22:53 AM »

Boy, how did it got to be so late..errr early!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 12:24:38 AM »

mimeograph machine
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 12:25:17 AM »

Wow all that "time" magazine!!!!!! It's like a time capsule, that is so cool. I have some issues of American Film that I found interesting from like the 80's, I love to look at the advertisments and pop culture.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 12:25:25 AM »

I work at night so I need a few hours to unwind after work... also called Night Owlitis!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 12:26:58 AM »

Today I get to stay home and finish projects!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2007, 12:27:53 AM »

They re-opened Du-Pars at the Farmer's Market! It smelled yummy!!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2007, 12:28:42 AM »

Happy Birthday DR Kerry!

Have a wonderful day full of surprises, friends and family!
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 12:29:10 AM »

Well, I guess we didn't make it to page 18, yesterday.  Oh, well...there's always tonight! ;)
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 12:29:17 AM »

Happy Birthday Donald...

Have a great day full of surprises, friends and family!
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2007, 12:29:43 AM »

Tis is true!, tis is true GEorge!
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2007, 12:31:12 AM »

Mimeograph - that's the purple thing.  But did anyone have any idea they had a desktop copier back in 1955.  I remember thinking computers were very cool way back when I saw Desk Set.
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2007, 12:31:27 AM »

And of course we had H.A.L 9000
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2007, 12:31:51 AM »

And a nice car phone in Highway Patrol.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2007, 12:32:46 AM »

In Fahrenheit 451, the Truffaut film, the "wall screen" clearly foreshadows plasma wall screens, and it's also widescreen.
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2007, 12:32:49 AM »

Listening to some nice tunes tonight...

Studio cast album of Singin' in the Rain
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2007, 12:33:28 AM »

Happy Birthdays Kerry and Donald Feltham!!!

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007, 12:33:41 AM »

Welcome four GUESTS.  Who are you people?
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2007, 12:33:48 AM »

also transistor radios sort of were the forerunner to ipods
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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2007, 12:34:11 AM »

Kerry nad Donald Feltham?  Sounds like a Dutch person.
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2007, 12:34:20 AM »

Very relaxing cd....
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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2007, 12:35:47 AM »

A phone you carried in a holster..sounds scary.

I remember my first computer was an IBM and it was all monotone color, and the games ( on floppy disks larger than my hands) were maps that you had to navigate through made of the letters of the alphabet. So much for 3D!
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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2007, 12:36:19 AM »

Also di dyou know that a device developed for the deaf was a forerunner to modems....

Some of the internet chat shorthand comes from the usage of shorthand on TTYs and TDDs
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2007, 12:37:18 AM »

a form of hte modem was developed by a deaf physicist at Berkeley
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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2007, 12:37:22 AM »

I'm getting tired.
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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2007, 12:37:23 AM »

mimeograph machine

Nope. That was the next generation. First came the Ditto machine with it's gelatinous plate, purple ink and wonderful fumes.

Then came the mimeograph machine.

Then came the Multilith Machine (close to type-set quality).

True copy machines were gigantic Photostat machines, the size of a small trailer, loaded with wheels, gears, nasty teeth and liquid developers. (A women  I worked with in the Bank's Duplicating Department was actually "captured" by the machine - her arm was grabbed by the nasty teeth and pulled inside - many, many stitches.)

I was a "professional" mimeograph operator (that included not only running the copies, but collating and binding when necessary. You should see the effort it takes to put together 25 copies of 150 legal paper size reports! SInce I didn't have a sorting table the size of a football field, I had to collate in sections, then collate the sections into bigger sections, then sometimes again. I started my "how to win friends and influence people" personality developmemnt by noticing typos in the delivered stencils and bringing them to the attention of the originator (some were thankful, other's annoyed.)

I am eagarly awaiting BK's next book:

The Randy Vicar and the Uppity Postmistress.

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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2007, 12:37:53 AM »

Very Happy Birthdays to Both DR Kerry and DRDJ (that's Dear Radio Disc Jockey in Internet lingo ;)) Donald Feltham!!
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« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2007, 12:37:57 AM »

Closed Captioning technology came about in the early 1970s

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Continue to contaminate your bed, and you will one night suffocate in your own waste. ~~ Chief Seattle, 1854
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