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Old 05-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #10761
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As BT wrote, the letters are easy, it's the other stuff that's hard. I took typing in school. The typewriter didn't even have a "1", you used a lower case "l". It certainly didn't have { or [ or Alt, Ctrl, or AltGr.
I learned on an old 1920 Underwood and it had all the numbers and brackets. The computer related keys you just remember from using them over the years. Maybe it is because I have been using a computer when people hadn't even heard of them yet. I had to learn all the commands just to create a new paragraph and any of the computer related keys. I even particapated in a program to help a team of techies develop a program to make the computer more user friendly. When I say I came in on the ground floor, it was more or less the basement.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:24 PM   #10762
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Underwood made M1 carbines in WWII. A lot of those old Typewriter places were converted to produce weapons. I have an IBM carbine and a Remington Rand pistol.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:01 PM   #10763
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Underwood made M1 carbines in WWII. A lot of those old Typewriter places were converted to produce weapons. I have an IBM carbine and a Remington Rand pistol.
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Just about every factory was converted to the war effort. But I wonder if the typed words on the enemy was "Made in the USA"
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #10764
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Cute thing this afternoon. After a long nap I went & sat outside the front of the house in the rocker. Our chiwawa, max, usually just runs to the end of the block, does his thin & comes right back. Today. a very large yellow labacame up behind max & tried to take a big chomp out of his backend, one of our cats, buford, 15# big gold tomcat, bigger than max, came up behind the lab & jumped on him. It was like buford was defending max. The lab turned around & took off. I guess I should start using a leash with.....max?
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:08 PM   #10765
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Cute thing this afternoon. After a long nap I went & sat outside the front of the house in the rocker. Our chiwawa, max, usually just runs to the end of the block, does his thin & comes right back. Today. a very large yellow labacame up behind max & tried to take a big chomp out of his backend, one of our cats, buford, 15# big gold tomcat, bigger than max, came up behind the lab & jumped on him. It was like buford was defending max. The lab turned around & took off. I guess I should start using a leash with.....max?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #10766
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Yes, we are pretty sure he think 's he is king of the block around here.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #10767
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As BT wrote, the letters are easy, it's the other stuff that's hard. I took typing in school. The typewriter didn't even have a "1", you used a lower case "l". It certainly didn't have { or [ or Alt, Ctrl, or AltGr.

is your computer working alright, taxy, or is it still drying?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #10768
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LOL! SB! Maybe you can hire Buford out as a bodyguard!

We had a cat that used to face down big dogs all the time, especially if they came in his yard.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:37 AM   #10769
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I learned on an old 1920 Underwood and it had all the numbers and brackets. The computer related keys you just remember from using them over the years. Maybe it is because I have been using a computer when people hadn't even heard of them yet. I had to learn all the commands just to create a new paragraph and any of the computer related keys. I even particapated in a program to help a team of techies develop a program to make the computer more user friendly. When I say I came in on the ground floor, it was more or less the basement.


with all due and heartfelt respect, addie, typewriters as compared to the tremendous array of system specific keyboards since the invention of computers have not had the same key set.

the most simple example would be function keys, the numlock or scroll lock keys, and to a lesser extent, home, end, page up, page down, and delete vs backspace.

typewriters were by design to be simply mechanical. not that they couldn't have macro or function keys. some did through the 70's and 80's. but they were system specific. aka proprietary, as i'd mentioned.

only with the birth of personal computers did keyboards become slightly standardized as they're known. many computers still have very different key sets to this day depending on their usage.


skip ahead 20 years and loads of different keyboards in between, and all the while increasingly smaller systems were invented, and by them more oddly connected keyboards,

finally, because we employ chinese children to make most of our products in the most cost efficient way, keyboards have become a throw away item. if a key goes bad, buy another one for $3 rather than waste a while triyng to fix something that wasn't designed to be removed or replaced.

whew.

and so it goes.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:23 AM   #10770
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I went to another shoulder surgeon today for a 2nd opinion on my shoulder

They too said it has healed well and are at a loss why I still have pain in it and cant sleep on it

They have suggested a type of physio that teaches your shoulder to move a different way, as the way I move it now causes pain...I dont know what type of physio this will be, but I am going to give it a shot
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