Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby dwgknz on Thu 11th May 12:00am

Does anyone else ever think, I'm glad I took typing as an elective in 3rd form?

I sure I must be one of the last years that they offered typing at high school (93ish).
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 11th May 7:10am

No, it wasn't elective - we had to take everything in 3rd form (yes, in '93).
Home Ec on the other hand...
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby EoinC on Thu 11th May 9:31am

dwgknz wrote:Does anyone else ever think, I'm glad I took typing as an elective in 3rd form?

I sure I must be one of the last years that they offered typing at high school (93ish).

Typewriters hadn't been invented when I went to school. We were just coming to terms with the Chinese having invented paper.
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby jo on Thu 11th May 10:02am

dwgknz wrote:Does anyone else ever think, I'm glad I took typing as an elective in 3rd form?

I sure I must be one of the last years that they offered typing at high school (93ish).

Yep, I'm glad I did typing (3rd and 4th form).
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 11th May 10:43am

jo wrote:
dwgknz wrote:Does anyone else ever think, I'm glad I took typing as an elective in 3rd form?

I sure I must be one of the last years that they offered typing at high school (93ish).

Yep, I'm glad I did typing (3rd and 4th form).

On a typewriter?
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby swtchbckr on Thu 11th May 12:51pm

Typing, 4th form, 1985. Everybody thought i was mad. A boy!? Taking typing!? why!?

my answer was "I'm going to be using a lot of computers in my future, so i reckon it'll be quite useful"...

touch typing this, without looking at the keyboard. MINT!
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby Wobbler on Thu 11th May 6:52pm

Trump retweeting a video of a bunch of democrats wanting fbi bloke fired, they have changed their tune somewhat after he did it lols

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTr ... 1451344896
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby slidecontrol on Thu 11th May 7:21pm

swtchbckr wrote:Typing, 4th form, 1985. Everybody thought i was mad. A boy!? Taking typing!? why!?

my answer was "I'm going to be using a lot of computers in my future, so i reckon it'll be quite useful"...

touch typing this, without looking at the keyboard. MINT!


Never mind all the poontang you'd have to share the classroom with.
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby 13daza on Thu 11th May 9:18pm

I never had to take typing back in 1984 ,I was into computers and my school had an actual computer suite, as a computer club member (damn my sister was right ... I was a nerd lol) I had access to the computers and spent many hours tapping away on the keys mostly because if you wanted something to happen you had to program the computer to do it ( I think my personal data storage allocation on the mainframe hard drive (giant tape reels) was a whopping 125 kilobytes) ..... granted my watch has a lot more memory and an exponentially faster processor than the whole mainframe back them ,the watch probably weighs a couple of tons lighter as well which means I can bring it with me on the bike :D .
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby AgrAde on Thu 11th May 9:53pm

My watch has springs and levers :sneaky:
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby Conners on Thu 11th May 9:59pm

AgrAde wrote:My watch has springs and levers :sneaky:

I use a sun dial.
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 11th May 10:35pm

The eBike of the apocalypse has your sundial beat.
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby jo on Thu 11th May 10:41pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:
jo wrote:
dwgknz wrote:Does anyone else ever think, I'm glad I took typing as an elective in 3rd form?

I sure I must be one of the last years that they offered typing at high school (93ish).

Yep, I'm glad I did typing (3rd and 4th form).

On a typewriter?

Yep. With a ribbon and everything.

Also, shorthand. That wasn't nearly as useful.

I think there was an elective called "computer studies" which I didn't take but thought it was abit if a waste of time. We had a commodore 64 at home from 1984 and by the time we were at high school had a computer with msdos or even windows on it. Mostly we just played wolfenstein. :blush:
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby Velocipedestrian on Fri 12th May 7:30am

jo wrote:I think there was an elective called "computer studies" which I didn't take but thought it was abit if a waste of time. We had a commodore 64 at home from 1984 and by the time we were at high school had a computer with msdos or even windows on it. Mostly we just played wolfenstein. :blush:

I took that elective, it meant stepping your game up big time - Quake and Descent.
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Re: Things That Make You Lol

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 12th May 7:36am

slidecontrol wrote:
swtchbckr wrote:Typing, 4th form, 1985. Everybody thought i was mad. A boy!? Taking typing!? why!?

my answer was "I'm going to be using a lot of computers in my future, so i reckon it'll be quite useful"...

touch typing this, without looking at the keyboard. MINT!


Never mind all the poontang you'd have to share the classroom with.
heh heh, yeah, that aspect wasn't lost on me either
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