On Monday 16 June 2008 13:12:59 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote: > On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 12:02 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote: > > On Sunday 15 June 2008 10:59:22 Tim wrote: > > > There's quite a bit of skill in hand typing something > > > without any errors. > > > > There's a lot of skill. I remember all too well getting to the end of a > > long document, only to find a typo. The only resort was to rip it out > > and start again. > > Actually, this is where the expression "cut-and-paste" originates :-) > Typewriters didn't have memory when I started :-) You wouldn't believe some of the machines I worked with. They looked like something out of a 1930s film. London office got new typewriters and the existing ones rippled down the pecking order. Anything left at the end came to Batley, and I was at the bottom of the pecking order there, too :-) Anne
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