Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 1 year ago

    Something Mordac from the Dilbert strip would do.

  2. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Mrs Jenson had better watch out. Rita may decide to auction off her Varityper here

  3. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    I had a job once as a typesetter and the first computer they gave me was a MAC with a 10 or 12 inch screen, or maybe smaller. I can tell you I have had shoe boxes bigger than that. That was in 1988 and I used that thing for about 2 years before they upgraded and let me have a real grown up computer with a 17 inch screen.

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    This is the first time I’ve ever seen the word “varityper”.
    What is a varityper? I’ve heard the word comptometer but
    I’ve never seen one and I don’t know what that is either.

  5. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    The Varityper was an early typesetting machine with changeable fonts. You can find pictures of them on Google Image Search. They look like typewriters with antlers.

  6. Ralph Ziggy

    Ralph Ziggy said, over 1 year ago

    The later varitypers (in the 1960s) had a different look, instead of keyboard imagine a one foot interchangeable transparent disk with letters around the edges. I used to use a competing product by Kroy to do the lettering for engineering drawings.

  7. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Typewriters . . . with ANTLERS!


    Oh, joy!

  8. Ralph Ziggy

    Ralph Ziggy said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    Comptometer is a mechanical calculator with column of keys for each digit. They can even multiply and divide besides add and subtract. I used to play with one from the 30s that my Dad’s cousin had when I was a kid. Hope Mrs. Jenson keeps hers well oiled.

  9. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Please, please, send Mrs. Jenson on vacation if and when Dana’s brother pays a visit. I’d still rather see him hit on Elena.

  10. Maizing

    Maizing said, over 1 year ago

    @phritzg

    I think it would be delicious irony if Dana’s brother hit on Mrs Jenson. LOL

  11. gamecock77

    gamecock77 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ralph Ziggy

    Thanks Ralph. When I took typing(might’ve called it Business Skills) in Jr High or High School what you describe as “comptometer” is what we called a calculator. Ah the memories.

  12. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @phritzg

    I don’t follow. He wouldn’t hit on Mrs. J anyway.

  13. Daeder

    Daeder GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Herbie can have her calculator too, since she prefers a slide rule!

  14. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    On the WD blog, John said "… if he does show up he may very well have a thing for slightly older women… " I’m not sure if he was being sarcastic when he used the word “slightly”.

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