Bottomliners by Eric and Bill Teitelbaum

Bottomliners

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  1. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, about 1 month ago

    Telegram for Mongo?

  2. Kirk

    Kirk GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Semaphore!

  3. erictee

    erictee said, about 1 month ago

    Don’t forget the carrier pigeon.

  4. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    This is funny because it’s so true. Thirty+ years ago, when I had my first PC, I had a magazine ad response database business, tracking and responding to people who sent in those cards from magazines. One of my clients was one of the first computer-industry magazines. Their state-of-the-art IT department? A single Wang WordProcessor, which is why they needed me. Go figure!

  5. MrRobots

    MrRobots said, about 1 month ago

    Actually you would send a TELEGRAM, – or -
    you would TELEGRAPH the IT department.

  6. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Back in the fifties and sixties a teletype was a necessary fixture for any medium or larger business. I used the service to order paper, ink, matrices, parts and supplies for my shop.
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    When Western Union cut the lines here in 2007 our office was one of the last to be deinstalled. I guess you could say TELEX and TWX was the forerunner of e-mail. Actually by then we were in contact with most of our suppliers on the net, and only used TELEX to contact two or three behind the times suppliers.
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    We had purchased our own equipment except for the subscriber interface, so we put the old machines on display. My office now has a glass case with an old Siemans TELEX and an ASR35 TWX machine in it.

  7. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Snail mail may take much too long..

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