Don’t forget this strip is a rerun from 1993.
It doesn’t make the students any more thoughtful…. but when you talk about computer literacy….
Pentiums were brand new, and very expensive, Windows 95 still two years away.
That disk was probably a 1.44 Mb (huge!) 3 1/2" floppy.
President King doesn’t seem that into computers, so he probably has, at best, a newish model 486 running Windows 3.1….
that’s IF it’s a stand-alone PC and not a workstation on some campus wide system that’s even more out of date.
Drag and drop was still pretty new to Windows 3.1, and worked in the file manager, but not in every program… and not at all if it’s older than that.
It did work a couple of years earlier on Apple computers but they were pretty primitive too.
I remember cos in 1993, I wanted a PC but had just lost my job…. so my nephew gave me an ancient IBM “compatible.”
In 1994, I bought a very used 386, with a great DOS shell, an earlier Windows that I only used part of the time, and a trackball instead of a mouse.
It literally went up in smoke… burning up one side of my desk lamp.
In 1995, I considered myself lucky to find a used, older model 486 (the OS before Pentium) I could just about afford in a secondhand computer store… remember those?.
It had Windows 3.1 and a mouse…. and that’s when I learned to drag and drop….
That was two years after this strip ran.