Service bureaus (Was: Tek 4051 firmware listing
geneb at deltasoft.com
Mon Dec 13 13:50:31 CST 2010
On Mon, 13 Dec 2010, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 13 Dec 2010 at 14:11, MikeS wrote:
>> As a matter of fact my very first job was also in a service bureau and
>> that's where I also learned the importance of being able to charm the
>> ladies, a skill that's served me well (and gotten me into considerable
>> trouble) in subsequent years...
> Another skill to be learned was the ability to block-print neatly and
> legibly, differentiating "1" from "I", "0" from "O", etc. It was all
> uppercase, so that simplified things somewhat. To this day, I still
> put a line through my "7", although I've dropped the stroke through
> my zero as most people find it to be confusing.
I haven't been able to write in cursive since my architecture classes in
high school. :) I refuse to stop slashing my zeroes and crossing my
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