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Re: Ubuntu vs. Debian (was Re: Introduction)



On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 12:05:24AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 02/20/07 23:52, Kevin Mark wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 11:24:52PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> >> On 02/20/07 15:45, Alan Chandler wrote:
> >>> On Tuesday 13 February 2007 16:29, Miles Fidelman wrote:
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> >>> in about 1982 I was in the market for a line printer so that my team 
> >>> could print out their software listings and was pursuaded by the our HP 
> >>> account manager to take a look at their new product - the HP Laserjet.  
> >>> I was sold on the fact that we could get our printouts in A4 form for 
> >>> the first time.
> >> I've *never* understood why developers like laser printers.  Green
> >> bar line printers are so much more useful.
> > I recall they are huge, requiring a lot of floor space and required a
> > noise cover otherwise you'd hear ear-splitting, griding  noise. X-(
> 
> That's what insulated hoods and data centers are for!  ;)
> 
> Actually, I'm serious about the utility of big line printers.  The
> large print and *wide*, lined paper made it easy to step thru your
> program, making notes, side calculations, etc.  Think of them as
> magic whiteboards that you could lay on your desk and didn't need
> thick, stinky, messy markers to write with.
You certainly are correct in that the wide paper left sufficient room to
make notes, etc. I'd use the side for comments and corrections and the
back for flow charts and such.
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