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some merely reminisce fondly about obsolete tech, some of us still actually use it

A colleague sent out these links about student journalists at Florida Atlantic University putting together their final newspaper of the term using (almost) entirely pre-computer methods: How to have a paper ball How to build a newsroom time machine Naturally, my coworkers were mainly interested in scoffing at the kids who don’t know how to use any of the stuff that to (most of) my coworkers was second nature for awhile.  So i found it refreshing when the blogger noted: Some pessimists predicted ALL ON…

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One Christmas was so much like another….

My favorite Christmas story is “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas: my copy of the book (the woodcuts are lovely) the Denholm Elliott movie is excellent, too here’s the whole text But by far the best way to experience Thomas’s prose-poem is to listen to the poet reading it himself.  Sit back with some hot cocoa or cider or mulled wine, let each of these buffer, then enjoy. Bring out the tall tales now that we told by the fire as the gaslight…

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