Friday, April 29, 2005

A Friday Thing

It 's comforting to say that 'practice makes perfect'....
You are 'Gregg shorthand'. Originally designed to
enable people to write faster, it is also very
useful for writing things which one does not
want other people to read, inasmuch as almost
no one knows shorthand any more.

You know how important it is to do things
efficiently and on time. You also value your
privacy, and (unlike some people) you do not
pretend to be friends with just everyone; that
would be ridiculous. When you do make friends,
you take them seriously, and faithfully keep
what they confide in you to yourself.
Unfortunately, the work which you do (which is
very important, of course) sometimes keeps you
away from social activities, and you are often
lonely. Your problem is that Gregg shorthand
has been obsolete for a long time.


What obsolete skill are you?
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1 comment:

JimD said...

I Teletype!

Before PC's, data went in and out of a computer through a teletype. The obvious choice. For decades the teletype machine, a mechanical marvel, could transcribe the keystrokes of this special typewriter into electrical code, send it over the wire, the radio and so forth. The operator didn't need to know Morse code or the ability to tap it out with a key. How fast can you type?

"THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG 1234567890 TIMES /cr"

On Okinawa, Eric Clapton played "Layla" over Armed Forces Radio. I cleaned my comm center's teletypes and jumped the lazy dog. (No! Not in the "Literal" sense.)

JimD

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