The Old Guys threak

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  1. JoelF

    JoelF Senior member

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    Do you know what an IBM Selectric is?


    Was the Selectric the one that was the huge advance because it had a little mag card thing that actually recorded what was typed, and then you could correct it later? Or was that the Selectric II? Can't believe I'm about to Google this . . .

    Edit: The Wikipedia article on Selectrics is really pretty fascinating:

    IBM Selectric typewriter
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I still write checks for all my bills.... and buy postage stamps... at the post office.
     
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    It's a little depressing that I'm old enough for this thread.

    +1.
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    I still ... buy postage stamps at the post office.
    There is another place to buy them?
     
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    That part of the horse is the "anus" ...
    That I recognize ... Style Forum being what it is.
     
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    I gave my son some of my old Matchbox cars last year. They were made less than two decades after WWII in a financially strapped country that was still recovering from the effects of the war by making tchotkes for the American market. Stamped on the bottom? "Made in England." - B
    still have most of mine intact, most of them have 1977 to 1979 production dates... I think its around 100+ still in the box in my old room. my daughters play with me and my wife's old Lego sets, circa mid-80s.
    Do you know what an IBM Selectric is?
    Still have one in our office, I remember seeing it the first time as a kid sometime in 85/86 and thinking, 'wow, that is way cooler than the Remington upright we use in our typing class'... and yeah we used to have typing class. +++++ I used to buy audio 'metal' tapes for mixed tapes, TDK being a favorite brand and one of the leaders in the audio tape market. Also had a small collection of betamax tapes which I still use until laser discs came in... once the laser disc players had auto-reverse, I figured that is the format of the future and nothing else will top that. [​IMG]
     
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    Hey old bros,

    What life advice would you have for us young bucks?

    Sincerely yours,

    Matrostiels


    If you don't want to get out of bed to go to work, find a different line of work.

    Use shoe trees.

    This is an easy one since you're on the SF: buy quality.
     
  9. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Was the Selectric the one that was the huge advance because it had a little mag card thing that actually recorded what was typed, and then you could correct it later? Or was that the Selectric II? Can't believe I'm about to Google this . . .

    Edit: The Wikipedia article on Selectrics is really pretty fascinating:

    IBM Selectric typewriter


    I was actually thinking of the mid-1980s Selectric III, it appears. I can't even imagine how ridiculously easy college would have been with a computer.
     
  10. gnatty8

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    Do you remember when TV didn't have reality shows, but it did have Variety Shows?

    The Smothers Brothers Show
    The Carol Burnett Show

    The Donny and Marie Show

    The Captain and Tennille Show


    Why doesn't someone revive the variety show format?


    You honestly remember these shows? Wasn't the Smothers Brothers over by the late 60s?
     
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    If you don't want to get out of bed to go to work, find a different line of work.
    Easy enough to say but what if the line of work you want pays jack? Not to derail though, there have been several threaks on this topic.

    Use shoe trees.
    Duh. But even with sneakers?

    This is an easy one since you're on the SF: buy quality.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Do you remember when TV didn't have reality shows, but it did have Variety Shows?

    The Smothers Brothers Show

    The Carol Burnett Show

    The Donny and Marie Show

    The Captain and Tennille Show

    Why doesn't someone revive the variety show format?


    The Smothers Brothers
    had a few cameo slots
    on Life with Bonnie.

    I am not joking
    when I call them the highlight
    of Life with Bonnie.
     
  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    How about Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, etc.? Shows from a much more innocent time (or so it seems.)

    Has anyone mentioned a party line yet? Or a rotary phone? A time when only affluent people had answering machines?
     
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    How about Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, etc.? Shows from a much more innocent time (or so it seems.)

    Has anyone mentioned a party line yet? Or a rotary phone? A time when only affluent people had answering machines?


    My mother-in-law
    Still uses her rotary
    Will not relinquish.

    Gilligan's Island:
    Professor plus MaryAnn
    not so innocent.
     
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    How about Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, etc.? Shows from a much more innocent time (or so it seems.)
    There's a small headgear company in California that made the Skipper's hat. They made most of the yachting caps used in the movies and worn by the stars back in the day. Quality stuff, the "Black Yacht Cap". Check it, sailor: www.lancap.com
     

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