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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Mar 7, 2006

15 years Ago:

A program was..... a television show
An application was.... for employment
Windows were..... something you hated to clean
A cursor.... used profanity
A keyboard was.... a piano
Memory was.... something you lost with age
A CD was... a bank account (Certificate of Dep.)
Compress was something you did to garbage
A hard drive was a long trip on the road
Log on was adding wood to a fire
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
Cut you did with scissors
Paste you did with glue
A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu!!!

(Received from a friend today. Have fun!)



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Kit Cree  Identity Verified
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and... Mar 7, 2006

you could eat a cookie!

kit xx


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Tina Jylhä  Identity Verified
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Such rapid changes Mar 7, 2006

I guess 15-20 years ago translators' main tool was typewriter...
Then, it probably was harder to do teleworking. Now we can live or stay wherever we want and just need a good internet connection.

What Im really waiting for is the worldwide wireless connections to get as cheap as all the fixed ones and laptop battery to last at least 24 hours.

Have a nice time translating


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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O Tempora, O Mores! Mar 7, 2006

Tina Jylhä wrote:
I guess 15-20 years ago translators' main tool was typewriter...
In fact, during the 10 years before I became an employed translator, I earned more as a typist.
Now as a freelancer I am earning 2-3 times more, depending on whether you count in my leisure time..


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Andy Watkinson
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And crash...... Mar 8, 2006

....was something planes, cars or trains did.......

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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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And monitors... Mar 8, 2006

... were the class representatives of schools.

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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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Add 10 more years and you get... Mar 8, 2006

Tina Jylhä wrote:

I guess 15-20 years ago translators' main tool was typewriter...



... the humble pen, ink, paper and the blotting pad!


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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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for this I think we have to add at least 50 years Mar 9, 2006

add 10 more years an you get... the humble pen, ink, paper and the blotting pad


typewriter was already available during the 1st world war
or may be it was too expensive?

[Edited at 2006-03-09 17:19]


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