Originally Posted by TRINI
People who wear backpacks on public transit should be dragged outside and shot.
I do all the time. But then again, I don't turn suddenly or forget that there is a giant thing on my back. So what I think you mean is that people who are clueless and discourteous regarding the things they are carrying should be dragged outside and shot. Capiche?
Originally Posted by JLibourel
I thought "rucksack" and "backpack" were pretty much synonymous. Whatever you call it, it looks like holy hell with a suit or sport coat and is injurious to the garment. Out of curiosity, when did backpacks become standard issue for students? In my day, they were strictly for the mountains. Methinks the practice of students lugging their books around in backpacks may have come into vogue with the Earth Day/Whole Earth Catalog sensibility of the early '70s.
We carry more books, I presume, Jan. This semester, I am carrying two casebooks and one statutory supplement. Each is just as thick is your average telephone book, and around 2/3 the size of its plan dimensions. Also, I carry a 1/2" three ring binder, and my little netbook, which is about the smallest laptop you can buy. I really don't know how else I could carry all of that (though, 9/10 I am carrying it in my backpack as a briefcase). ~H