Re: HP was Re: [gardeners] monsterspit revisited

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Wed, 14 Jan 1998 12:21:53 -0500 (EST)

>>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

Poor bastard. I'm sure I told everyone that I backed up my business program
into oblivion last November 20th and couldn't open the backups all the way
back to Oct. 2. These machines are wonderful so long as nothing goes wrong.

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY