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Offline Lembach

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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1485 on: June 11, 2012, 01:49:41 AM »


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1486 on: June 11, 2012, 07:41:39 AM »
I learned to type on one of those. I wholeheartedly embraced computers when they came along, but there are times I still kind of miss typewriters.

There is a certain 'Earthy' feel to them.  But possibly that descriptor only fit mine, rather than yours: my first typewriter was an old fully-manual one where the force of the fingers did all the work of making the impressions (don't remember name or even brand... but I'd recognize it if I saw one).  I was VERY quick at 'hunting-and-pecking' because I typed so much.  I got a Selectric maybe a decade later.  But I finally learned to touch type on an IBM PC ([c.1987] 8086 processor? I know it had a WHOPPING 20MB hard drive in it)!

I know the feeling. I had a manual typewriter as a teenager and I wrote a lot of letters on it (I had a lot of pen pals). The manual typewriter was an improvement over writing things out long hand, since it saved on hand cramps, but the electric typewriter I used at school was (as you noted) a HUGE improvement over the manual typewriter. I just kind of fell in love with the electric typewriter then because it was so much easier to use.

Computers were in use in the early 80s in offices, but they were mostly (if not all) MS-DOS based and not practical for home use or easy to use for word processing programs. They were an improvement over typewriters, though, because you didn't have to retype a document to make corrections.

Then Mac came along in the late 80s and blew everything out of the water. :D
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1487 on: June 11, 2012, 07:42:55 AM »


Is that a UFO off to the upper left there?



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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1488 on: June 11, 2012, 07:44:19 AM »


Is that a UFO off to the upper left there?

God in the top right seems to be pretty interested in them.


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1490 on: June 11, 2012, 09:22:14 AM »
There's no 'i' in team ... 8)

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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1492 on: June 11, 2012, 10:38:28 AM »
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1493 on: June 11, 2012, 10:42:11 AM »
just the majesty of human flight! or something....


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1495 on: June 11, 2012, 10:45:57 AM »


Am I missing something?

No, it's just pretty.

i see a teddy bear AND OH MY GOD YOU JUST SPEARED THE TEDDY BEAR'S SIDE YOU HEARTLESS MONSTER!
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1496 on: June 11, 2012, 01:07:39 PM »
They really just need to blow up the whole building.

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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1497 on: June 11, 2012, 01:09:40 PM »


Am I missing something?

No, it's just pretty.

Oh, okay. I thought maybe it was one of those pictures where the most interesting thing about it was immediately obvious to everyone else and I was just missing it.
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1498 on: June 11, 2012, 01:32:49 PM »



Well, the clouds make me immediately think of the Quantum Leap theme song. And the pilot looks like he is being taken over by one of the Agents in the Matrix.



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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1499 on: June 11, 2012, 04:26:51 PM »
I think this qualifies as pretty fucking awesome:
You wondered what I was going to do with that design? Behold my new car: