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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:15 PM

Someone please tell me this is photoshopped.


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Reply Someone please tell me this is photoshopped. (Original post)
redqueen Jan 2012 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2012 #1
redqueen Jan 2012 #2
liberal N proud Jan 2012 #8
redqueen Jan 2012 #10
MiddleFingerMom Jan 2012 #19
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #3
redqueen Jan 2012 #5
quakerboy Jan 2012 #35
Saving Hawaii Jan 2012 #38
deucemagnet Jan 2012 #4
bigwillq Jan 2012 #6
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #7
bigwillq Jan 2012 #9
Chan790 Jan 2012 #11
bigwillq Jan 2012 #12
Chan790 Jan 2012 #15
bigwillq Jan 2012 #16
Bake Jan 2012 #22
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #13
bigwillq Jan 2012 #14
kentauros Jan 2012 #36
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #39
RebelOne Jan 2012 #17
MicaelS Jan 2012 #26
deucemagnet Jan 2012 #18
zanana1 Jan 2012 #41
baldguy Jan 2012 #20
NYC_SKP Jan 2012 #21
HappyMe Jan 2012 #23
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #24
Lionel Mandrake Jan 2012 #29
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #34
hunter Jan 2012 #25
YankeyMCC Jan 2012 #42
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2012 #27
Duer 157099 Jan 2012 #28
hifiguy Jan 2012 #30
redqueen Jan 2012 #31
HappyMe Jan 2012 #32
hifiguy Jan 2012 #33
kentauros Jan 2012 #37
freshwest Jan 2012 #40
NYC_SKP Jan 2012 #43

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:18 PM

1. Maybe he forgot to charge the battery

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:24 PM

2. No... I mean... that many macs?

Really?

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Response to redqueen (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:40 PM

8. Many schools now include a laptop in tuition

Could be that is what the school offers.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

10. Ah, yes... that would explain it...

Thanks.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:45 PM

19. I think the University of Arizona provides Apples. I bet it's a competitive contract...

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:27 PM

3. pen and paper kid gets an A+

everybody else is messing around on the internet. he's taking notes!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:29 PM

5. There are a few more pen and paper kids...

fourth and fifth rows, center right.

I wouldn't want to lug a laptop around to class. Do not see the appeal at all. Also, writing it out helps with remembering it, so...

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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 07:43 PM

35. I did

I was one of the first in my school to do so. The school was one of the fairly early adopters of the idea of supplying all students with a laptop. And I drug my laptop to most classes.

I remember as well what I type as what I write. Plus its legible for later. And I type faster than I print or talk.

The only time it caused issues was when a teacher wanted to diagram. And even then, it wasn't usually a big deal. Now, with the faster computers that are out and a better knowledge of how to integrate things, even that would be a relatively simple matter.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:18 AM

38. Those aren't pen and paper kids. They just ain't taking notes.

If you haven't gotten used to taking notes via laptop, you're really missing out. Taking notes on pen and paper requires a lot of shorthand and a lot of scratching your head later trying to figure out what you were writing about. On a laptop you can pretty much write an essay that follows the lecture. It's actually a fantastic way to take notes and I'm really missing it in my current class where the instructor refuses to allow laptops in the classroom. I rarely reviewed my notes when taking them via laptop. Simply paraphrasing the instructor in full sentences and that sort of thing offered great memory retention.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:27 PM

4. The guy with the Acer will one day be their boss.

The guy with the notepad will sweep the floors.

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Response to deucemagnet (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:35 PM

6. I got through college with a pen and paper

and, GASP, a word processor, and I am far from sweeping floors.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:40 PM

7. what's a word processor?

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

9. Google it on your computer.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:54 PM

11. Remember microfiche and encyclopedias?

Those days were hell. It was way harder to plagarize a term paper those days. (Joking! I never cheated a day of college. I've got the crap GPA to prove it.)

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:01 PM

12. I loved Encyclos!!!



Yes, I am a dork! Used to read them cover to cover.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:26 PM

15. Me too!

My mother made the mistake of telling me I could set my own bedtime if I read the Encyclopedia Britannica cover-to-cover...I don't think it occurred to her that I could or would as an 8 year old.

I read Grolier too. I must have been the smartest 8 year old in history...palest and dorkiest too.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:29 PM

16. I was also obsessed with the Atlas.

I used to know the name and location of every country. Not so sure I can name them all now because Europe had to go and ruin everything!

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:36 AM

22. I used to read the encyclopedia too.

And also the dictionary. I love words. I guess that's why I became a lawyer--we get paid by the word!



Bake

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:17 PM

13. I remember using typewriters, but then went straight to computers.

I skipped the word processor era altogether. Didn't know it was going on.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:19 PM

14. Oh, it was big



LOL

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:47 PM

36. Believe it or don't, but I went BACK to a word-processor.

I don't own a laptop (don't want one, either) so I bought one of these a few years back for my writing portability:



People actually comment positively on it (unlike the comments on that blog linked to the image.) I can only think of one person that was initially intrigued, and then turned away as I explained what it was. It was no longer "new" tech, so he wasn't interested

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Response to kentauros (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:49 AM

39. I like it

It's very sort of non-conformist.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:37 PM

17. A word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect.

Believe it not, they are still in use.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:16 PM

26. No, the ORIGINAL Word Processor...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_processor

Word processor may also refer to a type of stand-alone office machine, popular in the 1970s and 1980s, combining the keyboard text-entry and printing functions of an electric typewriter with a dedicated processor (like a computer processor) for the editing of text. Although features and design varied between manufacturers and models, with new features added as technology advanced, word processors for several years usually featured a monochrome display and the ability to save documents on memory cards or diskettes. Later models introduced innovations such as spell-checking programs, increased formatting options, and dot-matrix printing. As the more versatile combination of a personal computer and separate printer became commonplace, most business-machine companies stopped manufacturing the word processor as a stand-alone office machine. As of 2009 there were only two U.S. companies, Classic and AlphaSmart, which still made stand-alone word processors. Many older machines, however, remain in use. Since 2009, Sentinel has offered a machine described as a word processor, but in actuality it is more accurately a highly specialised microcomputer, used for accounting and publishing.


Wang 1200 Word Processor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Laboratories#The_Wang_1200

The operator of a Wang 1200 typed text on a conventional IBM Selectric keyboard; when the Return key was pressed, the line of text was stored on a cassette tape. One cassette held roughly 20 pages of text, and could be "played back" (e.g., the text retrieved) by printing the contents on continuous-form paper in the 1200 typewriter's "print" mode. The stored text could also be edited, using keys on a simple, six-key array. Basic editing functions included Insert, Delete, Skip (character, line), and so on.

The labor and cost savings of this device were immediate, and remarkable: pages of text no longer had to be retyped to correct simple errors, and projects could be worked on, stored, and then retrieved for use later on. The rudimentary Wang 1200 machine was the precursor of the Wang Office Information System (OIS), which revolutionized the way typing projects were performed in the American workplace.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:36 PM

18. As did I,

but it was at a time when I wasn't the only one in the room without a laptop. In fact, nobody took notes on a laptop back then. Nowadays, if you're a the only guy with a pen and pad either the machine's in the repair shop or you're not with the program.

(Also, I was making a lighthearted response to a lounge thread. No offense intended. )

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:25 AM

41. I got through college with a pen, paper and....

Shorthand!

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:47 PM

20. Easy. Macs are for children & others who can't be trusted with a real computer.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

21. Easy. Macs are for people who want quality and are willing to pay for it.

There are a few exceptions but most of the researchers and engineers and designers I meet use Macs.

And now that there's bootcamp, they aren't stuck with PCs.

Now there are some decent PC based laptops, and I own some of the older ones (Toshiba Tecra, for example) but they cost as much as Macbook Pros.

And they aren't even sold in regular stores...

http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/tecra/R850

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:39 AM

23. At least you know that the guy with pen & paper

isn't on Facebook.



I prefer pen & paper, myself.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:00 AM

24. Oh YEAH? Oh YEAH! Well, well, well, I hand-coded machine code using a hex keypad.

 

D'OH! Actually I did do that. E-GADS!

I still have all of my notebooks (and text books) from college. They're tomes now. How many of those computer files will still be accessible in 25 years? Oh, and the guy in the front row with the black cap is doing something naughty. Look at the girl in the blue shirt next to him. The guy in the red shirt three rows back can obviously see it as well.



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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:59 PM

29. I hand-coded an IBM 650.

It was a room full of vacuum tubes. They generated a lot of heat. Nobody could stand to be in that room for long.

A word was ten decimal digits: a two-digit op code followed by two four-digit addresses.

That was my first experience in programming.

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:43 PM

34. Those were the days, eh? 6502/6510 is still my favorite machine.

 

And there's nothing like counting clock cycles.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:22 PM

25. That's a lot of white people.


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Response to hunter (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 08:18 AM

42. best response n/t

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:19 PM

27. There is something to be said about Pen and paper.

That is what they called keeping the eye on the prize when I was in School. They keep the topic in mind not going to some other web site and playing around. Go Old School!

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:44 PM

28. The professor might use some interactive software

Maybe his powerpoint presentation is available by wifi so the students have their own copy and can see it easier on thier laptops.

Maybe it's a programming class, or a graphic design class.

The guy without forgot his or it is broken so he's trying to make notes of what he needs to study when he gets it back.

And yeah, that most are Macs isn't surprising.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:22 PM

30. I am SO glad that I went to college and grad school

when we all used pen and paper for note-taking. You remember things you write down much more completely, at least I do. I also remember writing my senior thesis in college on an original IBM PC - the kind where you had to put a 5 1/2" (?) floppy into it to get it to do anything. All the computers were in the department word processing lab.

The first firm I worked for after graduating from law school in the late '80s spent zillions on a Wang word processing system that was made obsolete within two years by desktop PCs. Hilarious, and they were real assholes anyway. One younger attorney insisted on having a PC on his desk to write his own briefs and memos rather than writing them in longhand and vgiving them to a secretary to transcribe. A senior partner observed him working on his computer and told him "Mr. Smith, lawyers do not type." It is to laugh.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:31 PM

31. They don't dictate?

I know it's fallen out of fashion now, but the VPs I worked for in the past preferred not even to have to write.

Oh and yes, you most certainly do recall information more easily if you write it down as opposed to typing it.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:35 PM

32. The ad agencies where I worked, as well as the lawyers

all had their individual preferences. Some dictated, some wrote it out long hand.
I didn't care. Got paid either way.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:01 PM

33. I've seen some really old-school guys

(and they were guys) dictate even legal briefs. I must put words on a screen, and ultimately paper, in order to get them the way I want them. I just cannot (dash) and never will be able to (dash) speak like that (period, end of paragraph)

I even worked for one partner who would call me into his office and make me sit there while he dictated the memo outlining the research project he wanted me to do. He was a good guy and a great lawyer but that was a really weird little habit he had.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:03 AM

37. Yes, it's Photoshopped.

It used to look like this:




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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:28 AM

40. Schools up here give the kids Mac laptops with most of their texts already loaded.

I was a very fast scribe in school, and my wriring was always legible. But I would have enjoyed using a laptop and going even faster. It would be a lot lighter than carrying paper books.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #40)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 09:44 AM

43. Lighter and cheaper than textbooks, e-books are the future.

With iPads or tablets, schools can save money this way, even accounting for theft and loss.

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