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2017-11-10 02:36:18 AM  
I was hoping this one would go green.

Unfortunately, it should have had the Florida tag.

I'm glad the kid's okay.

Hopefully when he gets back to school all the kids will call him 'Pokey'

I would.
 
2017-11-10 05:16:31 AM  
Florida? I was hoping it would be Pennsylvania.
 
2017-11-10 05:16:33 AM  
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2017-11-10 05:25:11 AM  
Man, that sucks. Hope he's ok.

Also:
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2017-11-10 05:27:54 AM  
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/dnrtfa
 
2017-11-10 05:41:51 AM  
The pen is mightier
 
2017-11-10 05:42:43 AM  
Pencil is mightier than the sword
 
2017-11-10 05:43:03 AM  

Sydney Bridges: The pen is mightier


-.-
 
2017-11-10 05:50:58 AM  
They'll have to get him tested for lead.
 
2017-11-10 05:51:08 AM  
I did something similar to myself in middle school, didn't hit an artery though. For some reason I had a pencil point up, in the front pocket of my jeans, must have forgotten I had it, then took off running during recess and somehow jabbed it deep enough into my forearm that it stuck well enough to pull the pencil out of my pocket and stay there until I went "WTF OW!" and pulled it out myself. Had no blood from it at all but did have a black spot there for years after - well into adulthood. I always figgered a piece of the lead from the tip was still in there.
 
2017-11-10 06:03:49 AM  
When I was in 3rd grade I was leaning too far back in my chair, fell, and somehow stabbed my thumb with a pencil. I have a permanent blue dot there now.
 
2017-11-10 06:06:51 AM  

Boudyro: I did something similar to myself in middle school, didn't hit an artery though. For some reason I had a pencil point up, in the front pocket of my jeans, must have forgotten I had it, then took off running during recess and somehow jabbed it deep enough into my forearm that it stuck well enough to pull the pencil out of my pocket and stay there until I went "WTF OW!" and pulled it out myself. Had no blood from it at all but did have a black spot there for years after - well into adulthood. I always figgered a piece of the lead from the tip was still in there.


42yo and I can still see mine just under the skin.
 
2017-11-10 06:26:37 AM  
Graphite, not lead.
 
2017-11-10 06:27:09 AM  
I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.
 
2017-11-10 06:34:28 AM  

Boudyro: I did something similar to myself in middle school, didn't hit an artery though. For some reason I had a pencil point up, in the front pocket of my jeans, must have forgotten I had it, then took off running during recess and somehow jabbed it deep enough into my forearm that it stuck well enough to pull the pencil out of my pocket and stay there until I went "WTF OW!" and pulled it out myself. Had no blood from it at all but did have a black spot there for years after - well into adulthood. I always figgered a piece of the lead from the tip was still in there.


Somehow stabbed my knee with a pencil when I was 11 or so.  Still can see the slightly dark gray spot where I did it. Weird.
 
2017-11-10 06:40:54 AM  

Boudyro: I did something similar to myself in middle school, didn't hit an artery though. For some reason I had a pencil point up, in the front pocket of my jeans, must have forgotten I had it, then took off running during recess and somehow jabbed it deep enough into my forearm that it stuck well enough to pull the pencil out of my pocket and stay there until I went "WTF OW!" and pulled it out myself. Had no blood from it at all but did have a black spot there for years after - well into adulthood. I always figgered a piece of the lead from the tip was still in there.


It's graphite. You're fine.
 
2017-11-10 06:41:31 AM  
Hero tag for the teachers.

/And I'd give at least two of them happy endings free of charge.
 
OOF
2017-11-10 07:16:13 AM  

Literally Addicted: Graphite, not lead.


You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.
 
2017-11-10 07:19:11 AM  
 Similar thing happened to me in kindergarten. Freshly sharpened pencil and while the details are a bit fuzzy,  somehow I attempted to pierce the center of my right hand. Part of the lead(or graphite I don't know what they used in 77) broke off inside. This was one of those Big Chief mothers too. I still have a black/ grayish mark there.
 
2017-11-10 07:40:02 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: Similar thing happened to me in kindergarten. Freshly sharpened pencil and while the details are a bit fuzzy,  somehow I attempted to pierce the center of my right hand. Part of the lead(or graphite I don't know what they used in 77) broke off inside. This was one of those Big Chief mothers too. I still have a black/ grayish mark there.


Apparently Graphite was originally thought to be a form of lead, and pencil leads have been made of graphite since at least the mid 1600s.
 
2017-11-10 07:43:30 AM  
From snopes:
A guy was taking his finals in the Whitlaw Hall, with about three hundred other students. Finals in Britain at most universities are what 80% or more of your degree is based on. Most classes don't have mid-terms like in the US. You take six courses - three in the autumn, three in the spring - and then at the end of the whole year, do the finals.

This guy couldn't take it. He sat up in the middle of the exam (he was a science student I believe), stuck a sharpened pencil in each nostril, threw his head back and then slammed it into the desk, thrusting the pencils into his brain. He died pretty instantaneously.
The other students were given credit for their exam. Whatever grade they obtained in other exams was used for their final degree.
 
2017-11-10 07:44:17 AM  

Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.


Whippersnapper. We didn't have PCs until I was in college. Before that, we handwrote everything-and we liked it! We had it better than our forefathers did, before the invention of White-Out.

Teachers ran off copies using carbon paper and mimeograph machines. We could huff the blue ink fumes on every fresh hand-out. Good times.
 
2017-11-10 07:50:08 AM  

Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.


I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)
 
2017-11-10 08:01:14 AM  
I got stabbed in the back by a classmate with a pencil.  Had a crush on her later, but it lead to nothing.

/true story though.
 
2017-11-10 08:04:57 AM  
pencil = lead poisoning
calculator = L.E.D. poisoning


/i feel old now
 
2017-11-10 08:05:19 AM  

meerclarschild: Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.

I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)


Lotus 1-2-3 didn't have Word Processing functionality like Lotus Works did.
However, Lotus 1-2-3 has a separate spot in my history...

/Five Inch Floppys
//Monochrome Green Monitor
///Amulet of Yendor?  Nope.  I still haven't found it yet.
 
2017-11-10 08:09:56 AM  

WTP 2: pencil = lead poisoning
calculator = L.E.D. poisoning


/i feel old now


As I'm getting ready to go to work to do electrical work, I'm facing 'LED poisoning'.  Getting a kick.
 
2017-11-10 08:13:39 AM  

Mirandized: jimmyjackfunk: Similar thing happened to me in kindergarten. Freshly sharpened pencil and while the details are a bit fuzzy,  somehow I attempted to pierce the center of my right hand. Part of the lead(or graphite I don't know what they used in 77) broke off inside. This was one of those Big Chief mothers too. I still have a black/ grayish mark there.

Apparently Graphite was originally thought to be a form of lead, and pencil leads have been made of graphite since at least the mid 1600s.


I always thought they were lead up until the 80's when lead pretty much got banned for daily uses.  I remember my mom saying I was going to get lead poisoning lol
 
2017-11-10 08:15:33 AM  

Koldbern: meerclarschild: Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.

I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)

Lotus 1-2-3 didn't have Word Processing functionality like Lotus Works did.
However, Lotus 1-2-3 has a separate spot in my history...

/Five Inch Floppys
//Monochrome Green Monitor
///Amulet of Yendor?  Nope.  I still haven't found it yet.


I just remembered I had a dream last night about an 8-inch floppy.

Then I took Viagra!

Thank you, thank you! I'll be here all week. Try the veal!

/srsly tho, I  dreamed about an 8-inch floppy disk
//I need to get out of IT
 
2017-11-10 08:28:50 AM  
ban sharp objects. they hurt our children.  our stupid....stupid...children
 
2017-11-10 08:31:47 AM  

WTP 2: pencil = lead poisoning
calculator = L.E.D. poisoning


/i feel old now


I need o get myself a calculator that uses L.E.D.s.  It would seem more fitting for my frame of mind.
 
2017-11-10 08:53:41 AM  
I ran a pencil deep into another boy's hand when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade.  I don't even recall being in trouble beyond a quick scolding from the teacher.  He was fine.

/a few days later I wet a girls scarf and threw it in the snow/ice on the playground, it was destroyed.
//It was literally the only african american girl in the school though it wasn't race motivated. I was just being an ass and she was convenient.
///got in trouble for that one
 
2017-11-10 09:06:25 AM  
My first thought...

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2017-11-10 09:15:53 AM  

imaconnect4guy: Boudyro: I did something similar to myself in middle school, didn't hit an artery though. For some reason I had a pencil point up, in the front pocket of my jeans, must have forgotten I had it, then took off running during recess and somehow jabbed it deep enough into my forearm that it stuck well enough to pull the pencil out of my pocket and stay there until I went "WTF OW!" and pulled it out myself. Had no blood from it at all but did have a black spot there for years after - well into adulthood. I always figgered a piece of the lead from the tip was still in there.

Somehow stabbed my knee with a pencil when I was 11 or so.  Still can see the slightly dark gray spot where I did it. Weird.


That must have cut your career as an adventurer short.
 
2017-11-10 09:21:39 AM  

gerbilpox: Koldbern: meerclarschild: Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.

I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)

Lotus 1-2-3 didn't have Word Processing functionality like Lotus Works did.
However, Lotus 1-2-3 has a separate spot in my history...

/Five Inch Floppys
//Monochrome Green Monitor
///Amulet of Yendor?  Nope.  I still haven't found it yet.

I just remembered I had a dream last night about an 8-inch floppy.

Then I took Viagra!

Thank you, thank you! I'll be here all week. Try the veal!

/srsly tho, I  dreamed about an 8-inch floppy disk
//I need to get out of IT


I think you overestimate yourself. It probably wasn't more than 5 1/4.

/If that's the worst IT dream you can come up with you're fine.
 
2017-11-10 09:28:48 AM  

Koldbern: Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.


The only reason I remember lotus-works is because my dad took a night-class to learn it, and then wouldn't shut up about how awesome and useful this newfangled thing is.

He was right, though. Lotus was awesome for its time. :)
 
2017-11-10 09:35:41 AM  
A sharp hard pencil is a pretty effective weapon.

And you can take them most anywhere
 
2017-11-10 09:42:30 AM  
Time to rehash a CSB

Back in school, there was a nerdy kid who was always getting bullied. He was a muscular 6'2" and a very nice guy but for some reason certain asshats were always giving him a hard time. One day they're coming out of class and some bully is behind nerdy kid and pushing him or whatever. Nerdy kid snaps, wheels around throwing a round house to the guy's face whereupon the pencil he was holding penetrated the bully's cheek and gum. There was blood.

After the dust settled and the mops were back in the hall closet, nothing happened. No suspensions. I guess in those days things could sometimes be considered settled based on the events at hand. I recall no further bullying.


/CSB
 
2017-11-10 10:03:14 AM  

meerclarschild: Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.

I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)


My dad bought our first TRS80 when I was a high school freshman.  In my senior year I was the ONLY kid typing my papers on a computer.

I remember this like it was yesterday.  Mrs. Burke, Westmont Senior High, Westmont, IL,1983:  I don't think it's fair that you get to use a computer to type your papers and nobody else does.

For my next paper I used a "script" font lol.

Still makes me chuckle.
 
2017-11-10 10:05:29 AM  
No one tell my son, juicesippingboy.  I already have a hard enough time getting him off the computers to go outside and play as it is now.
 
2017-11-10 10:53:43 AM  

WTP 2: pencil = lead poisoning
calculator = L.E.D. poisoning


/i feel old now


Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham = Led Zeppelin
 
2017-11-10 11:15:12 AM  
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2017-11-10 11:37:21 AM  
Good that the kid had a teacher who made a wrong choice & left nursing school but a 20 min response time from paramedics?  Doesn't that seem like it's excessive?
 
2017-11-10 11:40:36 AM  

Koldbern: meerclarschild: Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.

I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)

Lotus 1-2-3 didn't have Word Processing functionality like Lotus Works did.
However, Lotus 1-2-3 has a separate spot in my history...

/Five Inch Floppys
//Monochrome Green Monitor
///Amulet of Yendor?  Nope.  I still haven't found it yet.


The closest thing we had to a computer - or even a calculator - when I was in High School was a 6 foot demonstration slide rule hanging on the wall.

In college, I did all my programming on an IBM 029 Card Punch.  I can still read Hollerith code.

Now I carry a smartphone, play with Raspberry Pi's, and SysAdmin a data center.  I dearly love playing with old tech, but I would not permanently return to the days of setting port and IRQ jumpers on add-in cards for love nor money.
 
2017-11-10 11:45:53 AM  
There are some things that seem "off" about this, like the pencil penetrating 6" into an 8-year-old boy's arm.

And he didn't feel it? Really? He was purportedly bleeding profusely, so much so that an improvised tourniquet was necessary to keep him from bleeding out, and didn't feel it?

I mean, I've discovered I've cut myself when I saw drops of blood on the floor, but that happens when I'm doing something like working on my car and my hands are already getting banged up (and burned, scraped, etc.) so it's easy to overlook one more. Not walking down a hallway in a school. And "drops" not "pools."
 
2017-11-10 12:03:00 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Koldbern: meerclarschild: Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.

I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)

Lotus 1-2-3 didn't have Word Processing functionality like Lotus Works did.
However, Lotus 1-2-3 has a separate spot in my history...

/Five Inch Floppys
//Monochrome Green Monitor
///Amulet of Yendor?  Nope.  I still haven't found it yet.

The closest thing we had to a computer - or even a calculator - when I was in High School was a 6 foot demonstration slide rule hanging on the wall.

In college, I did all my programming on an IBM 029 Card Punch.  I can still read Hollerith code.

Now I carry a smartphone, play with Raspberry Pi's, and SysAdmin a data center.  I dearly love playing with old tech, but I would not permanently return to the days of setting port and IRQ jumpers on add-in cards for love nor money.


And MemMaker. Don't forget MemMaker.

That's another thing I never want to go near again.

I reminisce about the DOS version of TableMaster, but then I think about the tools I built it with...TurboPascal...your MMI...stuffing the code full of PRINT statements because I didn't even have a real debugger, let alone the tools I have today...and I never want to do anything like that again.

Even little things, like how they deburr the edges of the stampings for computer cases now, because they're being sold to end users. The computer gods haven't claimed a blood sacrifice from me in years.

When I was about 10 or 12, I saw an ad in the NYT for the first consumer-level calculator. "Give your son the edge in college-buy him one of the Bowmar Brains." It had four functions, no memory, and came in a velvet-lined case. It sold for $300.

A couple of days ago, I saw a small scientific calculator in a store. It would fit nicely in a shirt pocket. It had several zillion functions. And it wasn't in a velvet case; it was in a blister pack at the dollar store.

Yeah, I don't want to go back there. Not on your life.
 
2017-11-10 12:12:55 PM  

bongon247: Boudyro: I did something similar to myself in middle school, didn't hit an artery though. For some reason I had a pencil point up, in the front pocket of my jeans, must have forgotten I had it, then took off running during recess and somehow jabbed it deep enough into my forearm that it stuck well enough to pull the pencil out of my pocket and stay there until I went "WTF OW!" and pulled it out myself. Had no blood from it at all but did have a black spot there for years after - well into adulthood. I always figgered a piece of the lead from the tip was still in there.

42yo and I can still see mine just under the skin.


40yo and same.  Left thigh, where someone stabbed me walking down the hallway at school.
 
2017-11-10 01:08:43 PM  

Worldwalker: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Koldbern: meerclarschild: Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.

I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)

Lotus 1-2-3 didn't have Word Processing functionality like Lotus Works did.
However, Lotus 1-2-3 has a separate spot in my history...

/Five Inch Floppys
//Monochrome Green Monitor
///Amulet of Yendor?  Nope.  I still haven't found it yet.

The closest thing we had to a computer - or even a calculator - when I was in High School was a 6 foot demonstration slide rule hanging on the wall.

In college, I did all my programming on an IBM 029 Card Punch.  I can still read Hollerith code.

Now I carry a smartphone, play with Raspberry Pi's, and SysAdmin a data center.  I dearly love playing with old tech, but I would not permanently return to the days of setting port and IRQ jumpers on add-in cards for love nor money.

And MemMaker. Don't forget MemMaker.

That's another thing I never want to go near again.

I reminisce about the DOS version of TableMaster, but then I think about the tools I built it with...TurboPascal...your MMI...stuffing the code full of PRINT statements because I didn't even have a real debugger, let alone the tools I have today...and I never want to do anything like that again.

Even little things, like how th ...


Hey, Walker, good to hear from you, how's it going?

On my end, I lost a crown off a lower right rear molar yesterday, and the dentist can't see me till noon on Tuesday.

On Monday morning, I discovered that my entire production DMZ, with all of our exposed web servers for clients, was off the air.  Everything was running fine, but all our upstream network connectivity was dead.

Took the network guys till this morning to track it down and fix it.  Turns out some guy from Facilities in building 3170 turned off a circuit breaker and killed a network switch.

*sigh*   Can't live with 'em, can't use their hides for carpeting...
 
2017-11-10 02:40:08 PM  

Worldwalker: There are some things that seem "off" about this, like the pencil penetrating 6" into an 8-year-old boy's arm.

And he didn't feel it? Really? He was purportedly bleeding profusely, so much so that an improvised tourniquet was necessary to keep him from bleeding out, and didn't feel it?

I mean, I've discovered I've cut myself when I saw drops of blood on the floor, but that happens when I'm doing something like working on my car and my hands are already getting banged up (and burned, scraped, etc.) so it's easy to overlook one more. Not walking down a hallway in a school. And "drops" not "pools."


Maybe he was like me.  You remember how Rillan used to complain that I might not notice an injury until my leg fell off?
 
2017-11-10 02:40:38 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: meerclarschild: Koldbern: I was just the right age to spend precisely half of my public school years without a computer, and half with.  I know what a miracle godsend the word processor is.
I still miss Professional Write.  Word Perfect was over-rated.  Nobody remembers Lotus-Works.

Today I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Anyone who wants me to use Microsoft Office can buy it for me.

As for Office 365... HAHAHAHAHA  no.
If I'm to pay good money for it today, I'll have to keep paying an annual subscription cost to continue using it?

I'd rather go back to pencil...
...or better yet, dig up that old copy of Professional Write for DOS in storage.

I have resumes where I listed Lotus 1-2-3 under skills.

/had typing class andcomputer class in junior high
//TRS-80s
///can't keep up with you young whippersnappers :)

My dad bought our first TRS80 when I was a high school freshman.  In my senior year I was the ONLY kid typing my papers on a computer.

I remember this like it was yesterday.  Mrs. Burke, Westmont Senior High, Westmont, IL,1983:  I don't think it's fair that you get to use a computer to type your papers and nobody else does.

For my next paper I used a "script" font lol.

Still makes me chuckle.


20 years later, I was starting to get teachers requiring typed reports.  They couldn't get it in their heads that some students didn't have a computer and printer at home.  I imagine it's even worse now.
 
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