Monthly Archives: August 2018

  • Technology
    original phone

    Technology has been changing rapidly since I was born — in the days of computers that used punched cards, cars that used carburetors, and phones with rotary dials (that you could rent out for ten cents). I’ve never used punched cards in a computer, but I have used mainframes with terminals — including one operated over a 300 baud acoustic modem. I started using a Mac as a replacement for a typesetter (printing to a laser printer with the smallest possible margins, at 80%.) When PageMaker came out, the student newspaper replaced the typesetting machine with two Macs and a laser printer to save around $12,000 in consumables and leases per year, while doubling the number of seats. I was…

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