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Computer says: Stop using MacWrite II, human!

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Re: VAX

Ah, yes, the Vax.

Happy memories. Remember once I was trying to get a letter quality document out of the neighbouring department's new super high quality super quiet daisy wheel printer. (For loud values of quiet - it was only deafening if nearer than 10 ft with the acoustic box firmly shut.)

Struggling to load individual sheets of A4, remember to close the lid etc when the vt100 beeps and the screen divides into 2 sections and says something to the effect of xxx is phoning you on...

Wondered what on earth was going on. I was wanted back in my department and a colleague who knew the brute inside out was trying to contact me using a utility I never knew existed. A couple of minutes later he turned up in person....

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