Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Go Surface

An old sheet of gripes.  The author is not known.

Typing was obviously not one of that officer's strong suits. And yes, kiddies, back in the day, there were typewriters on ships-- no computers. The only word processors were in the Ship's Office and only the yeomen got to touch those machines. If you were using a typewriter and you made a "typo", you could correct if with white-out or correct-o-type, you could retype it or, as the writer of that sheet did, you just lived with the typos.

1 comment:

kaigun said...

Remember when they were saying that computers would make workplaces "paperless"? Instead all they did was make it so much easier to generate paper that now there is more than ever. Back when you all you had were typewriters and mimeographs or ditto machines, generating paper was much more of an effort and so people were more careful about it.