ABOUT COMPUTERS, OLD-FASHION TECHNOLOGY AND ROMANCE:

IN THE  MID  1970S, DATA PROCESSING WAS IN FULL SWING IN LARGE CORPORATIONS, ESPECIALLY IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY. FOLLOWED BY WANG IN LAW OFFICES THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, AND ACROSS OTHER BIG CITIES WHERE QUALIFIED PEOPLE COULD EASILY FIND JOBS. iF ONE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY, EMPLOYERS WERE WILLING TO TRAIN FROM WITHIN AS WELL. I WAS MORE INTERESTED IN  ATTENDING VARIOUS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AFTER WORK.

I WAS A LEGAL SECRETARY IN THOSE YEARS AND USED AN ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER WHICH WAS VERY POPULAR IN THE 1960S AND I VOWED NEVER TO GO INTO THE WORD PROCESSING CIRCLE.  I HAD TRIED THE RADACTRON AND MUCH OLDER TECHNOLOGY LIKE THE MANUAL SMITH-CORONA TYPEWRITER WITH THE CYLINDER DICTAPHONE. OH, YES, I HAD ALSO WORKED ON A 7200 BILLING BORROUGHS MACHINE WHEN WORKING AT REVLON WHERE I MET MY HUSBAND. I LATER WORKED FOR THE OFFICE MANAGER AS I KNEW GREGG SHORTHAND.

SOMETHING ALSO HAPPENED IN THE 1970S - THEY STOPPED TEACHING SHORTHAND IN SCHOOLS AS THE BUSINESS WORLD WAS NO LONGER HIRING SECRETARIES.  IT WAS TIME TO BECOME A WORD PROCESSOR AS JOBS WERE PLENTIFUL IN THAT FIELD.  IT WAS A TERRIBLE TIME FOR DEVOUT SECRETARIES.  SINCE I HAD FINISHED MY PARALEGAL COURSES BY THEN, I OPENED MY OWN OFFICE AND i LOVED IT.  I ALSO BOUGHT A COMPUTER AND LEARNED TO LOVE IT TOO.  HAVING TAKEN A COUPLE OF CLASSES IN COMPUTERS HELPED SOME BUT ONE REALLY GETS INTO THE MOOD WHEN YOU OWN YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT.  I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE INTERNET FOR IT IS TRULY A LEARNING TOOL.  ONE CAN GO TO ASK.COM WHENEVER THERE IS A QUESTION, TAKE A FREE CLASS ON YOU TUBE OR LEARN HOW TO CLEAN A PRINTHEAD FROM YOUR 3 IN ONE PRINTER OR? I WAS SO WORRIED WHEN MY PRINTER STOPPED PRINTING AND NOW THAT I KNOW HOW TO CLEAN THE PRINTERHEAD OR INSTALL A NEW PRINTERHEAD, IT LOOKS SO EASY.  

NOW THAT MY COMPUTER IS ABOUT 11 YEARS OLD,  IT'S TIME TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER ONE.  THE INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER STOPPED WORKING A LONG TIME AGO AND XP WINDOWS HAVE NO LONGER BEEN SUPPORTED SINCE APRIL 8, 2014. ALTHOUGH I INSTALLED GOOGLE CHROME, IT'S NOT WORKING TOO WELL ANYMORE AND I AM TOLD NOW AND THEN THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MEMORY LEFT.  HOWEVER,  THIS IS THE ONLY BROWSER THAT'S WORKING.  EVEN MY MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD HAS LOST ITS WINGS.

REMEMBER WHEN IBM STOCK WAS GREAT IN 1960 WHEN A LOT OF OFFICES STARTED BUYING THE STANDUP DUPLICATING MACHINES?  HOW ABOUT WHEN CONTINENTAL AIRLINES STOCK WAS AFFORTABLE A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER?  1962 WAS ALSO THE YEAR WHEN I REPRESENTED THE BANKING INDUSTRY IN THE SOROPTIMIST CLUB.  I WAS TOLD I WAS THE YOUNGEST MEMBER THAT YEAR.  

 





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