Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. Agent54

    Agent54 said, almost 2 years ago

    Gee Roy – look on Amazon or E-bay you can find any old tech stuff there. All techs know that answer.

  2. Larry

    Larry said, almost 2 years ago

    but a typewriter ribbon would be dried out by now

  3. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, almost 2 years ago

    @Larry

    You can re-ink them. Messy, but possible.

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 2 years ago

    and, mimeograph machines, dot matrix printers,

  5. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    @vwdualnomand

    lol, it has been 45 years since I last did a mimeograph and I can still smell that fluid that made the purple words. Not sure what that says about that stuff.

  6. rshive

    rshive said, almost 2 years ago

    Not to mention all that slick, shiny copier paper that came in rolls.

  7. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I still have a box of carbon paper she can have.

  8. Burnside217

    Burnside217 said, almost 2 years ago

    Just hope she doesn’t want chalk for her tablet.

  9. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I had a history teacher in high school who handed out mimeograph sheets at the beginning of every class. Every Single Class. One of his thumbs was stained purple from running that machine every day. He was probably busting the school’s budget.

  10. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, almost 2 years ago

    What is that in her hand?

  11. Steve

    Steve said, almost 2 years ago

    The old typewriter ribbon.

  12. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, almost 2 years ago

    @pschearer

    On the old sitcom ‘Barney Miller’, Harris said he could have made a fortune investing in Xerox when first offered but he figured ‘Who would buy a machine when they had carbon paper?’ Hindsight. 20/20.

  13. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    They are readily available if you really need one. I also recommend picking up some of the putty that’s used for cleaning the keys while you’re at it. I love the sound of an old manual typewriter (but prefer my computer keyboard to be as quiet as possible). I never imagined I was learning a vital future computer skill when I learned to type in 8th grade back in 1961.

  14. Susan Thomas

    Susan Thomas said, almost 2 years ago

    At least he knows what a typewriter is. Possible someone’s still making typewriters. Friend of mine still has an old word processor, a transitional contraption made obsolete by computers.

  15. ursen1

    ursen1 said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember mistrusting the IBM Selectric typewriter when it first came out because of the ball, it just didn’t seem right somehow. My better halfs portable typewriter she used in college is still around somewhere and works fine. I had a use for it up until about 7 years ago.

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