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    I reminisced to my son about how hard we had to pound on the type-writer keys to get a firm, legible impression, about typing whole pages over again because of typos or misspellings. I told him about carbon paper and the high value of copies, and how messy it all was and about mimeograph machines where you physically cranked out stinky purple copies one by one.
    I can still "smell" the mimeograph -- blast from the past!  I got my BA in 1990, and my BSN in 2004.  The undergrad experiences were so completely different: the first completed a year before there was World Wide Web, the second a decade after personal computers and the Internet became ubiquitous in life, work, and culture.

    I'm 44; I've been around long enough to have seen rotary phones on up through iPhones.  GenX is the last of the generations to be digital non-natives.  It's been an interesting time to be alive so far, and that's without even getting started on the music!

     I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by SteelerGrrl on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:27:42 PM PST

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