Re: HP was Re: [gardeners] monsterspit revisited

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 14 Jan 1998 09:21:11 -0700

>Mine were all done, professionally, on an IBM Selectric. I think computers
>were still kerosene powered back then. ;-)
It took a lot of forethought to type dissertations, putting footnotes at
the foot without running out of room, etc.  People who mastered that and
professionally typed dissertations loathe and despise computers.  Much like
the blacksmiths must have been when the day of the automobile dawned.  One
friend of mine who supported her family until her husband's Ph.D. came
through won't even play games on a computer.  She barely tolerates one
under the same roof.  Her husband regards it askance, too, especially after
he sat down at the departmental computer to play a game and the first
question that arose was "Do you want to format the hard disk?"  He said
yes.  Margaret