Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 11 months ago

    I don’t do apps. My cell phone is voice only.

  2. Agent54

    Agent54 said, 11 months ago

    The overhead in programming today to make it “pretty” for the user is the problem Rita, The core programs look pretty much the same. A One is a One and a Zero is a Zero. A Brick is Brick not a board.

    Go back to the Memorex Telex dumb terminals you saw in War Games on the Green Screen data only and the programs ran faster over 4K memory systems to boot. But Data only is not the game anymore.
    So point is invalid Rita.

  3. cartooneallmightyvsh

    cartooneallmightyvsh said, 11 months ago

    i want that type of cellphone

  4. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 11 months ago


    I was a systems technician, grade IX, in the 60s. We were working on CDC 140A, 80 column-punch-card, paper tape input, IBM golf-balls, matrix-printers, input-output typewriters, ferrite-ring, hard-wired 4k memories that took up an entire wall-cabinet. We programmed using SN 7400 series logic-chips. Our earliest game programme was ‘ping-pong’. In the 70s we programmed using machine-code, a life-time to write but used less memory and faster than using a higher-level language.
    Today’s hi-tech, hardware, software and firmware allows for more sophisticated, faster applications.
    Rita’s point is valid, they should be producing better apps.

  5. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, 11 months ago

    I remember learing to write code in both “Octal” snd “Hex”
    “Lean and Efficient” were the principles we had drummed into our heads. I look at what they’re writing these days and have no question why there are such “security problems” with Systems. They are swollen, gravid monsters of re-written, re-modified, code, kludged together by people from a dozen different committees working at cross-purposes but each of them ALWAYS trying to ensure they’re own Job-Security.

    And THAT doesn’t work any way!

    (The Job Security, I mean)

  6. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    That’s not the reason. The reason is my wife has become more of an administrator / “the boss”.

  7. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Kiss Them Deadly

    . My fast, fun, free,read where you can have some say about what comes next.

  8. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    I think you understand the way Rita thinks. There are a lot of Ritas out there complicating things.

  9. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    The world must look interesting through your eyes.

  10. redback

    redback said, 11 months ago

    funny thing is: years ago, the computers were used for word processing and spreadsheets; today are used for the same thing, and even though the programs do the same as years ago, and have thousands more memory and cpu, they still use the whole computer resources to do the same as the computers of decades ago

  11. Jerry Dunham

    Jerry Dunham said, 11 months ago


    But they’re “pretty” now.

    I still do most of my word processing with vi.

  12. chip42

    chip42 said, 11 months ago

    edlin is still my favorite line editor!

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Wave a hundred dollar bill in her face. That’ll put a stop to it.

  14. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    A lot of so-called apps are just a link to the mobile version of a particular website. Shopping apps are a good example, as are banking, weather, and newspaper apps. The most worthwhile app I used recently is on my Nook HD, when I used the WatchESPN app to see my Wisconsin Badgers win a basketball game last Saturday, while I was at my local library using their free wifi. :-)

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    I could use an app for my cell phone to screen out calls to stop sales calls from the same stupid places every month.

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