Re: Ubuntu vs. Debian (was Re: Introduction)
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On 02/21/07 12:05, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 08:51:40AM -0800, Michael M. wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 01:15 -0500, Kevin Mark wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 12:05:24AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> And here I thought the whole point of computerizing was to save the
>> trees. My illusions are shattered!
>> So much for the mythical "paperless office."
Paper is a useful medium of transportation.
> Indeed. *thinking about my printer at home, which hasn't even been
> connected to anything since I last moved 2.5 years ago*
> As a company that a friend worked at for a couple years said, "You can't
> grep a dead tree."
There's no Law Of Nature that says you can't have your greenbar
printout next to your terminal.
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