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Grandpa's Technology - A story (7 pics)
Posted By: daacon, 09-08-2009, 06:08 AM

While I am old enough to remember having a rotary dial phone in the house and my grandma had a party line ... this was a just a little before my time

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Agnus I am going use the new fangled telephone thing we have to make a call ....

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Dern blasted thang don't work I am heading into town to use Harry's public phone

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Lilly Tomlin makes the connection we are good to go

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Not pleased with his phone service , Grandpa starts an email ....

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Something to think about the next time your internet is down or call forwarding , conference call , IP phone has a hickup
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09-08-2009, 06:15 AM   #2
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Great series Dave, and a good thing to remember indeed. I will need it from time to time!

What does that word 'noiseless' mean on that old remington???
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Terrific, enjoyable shots. They also make me feel a bit younger, since like you, they represent a period that was before my time .

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this was certainly before my grandfathers time. very cool series though.

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Great little series - thanks for sharing.
I enjoyed the comments too, gave it that little bit of humour
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An excellent series. The sepia is well suited for these. And remember, you have to do what Lily Tomlin says, or she will cut you off- 'that's better sir, that apology will do fine.' Grumble... Grumble...

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Great series Dave, and a good thing to remember indeed. I will need it from time to time!
What does that word 'noiseless' mean on that old remington???
Thanks Rense - I wondered that as well. We were not allowed to touch the typewritter so maybe it meant it came with ear plugs

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Terrific, enjoyable shots. They also make me feel a bit younger, since like you, they represent a period that was before my time .
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Thanks Jer - indeed we were not even the glint in someone's eye during this era

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this was certainly before my grandfathers time. very cool series though.
Thanks seamuis - well then for your perhpas great grandfather you young'en you !

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Great little series - thanks for sharing.
I enjoyed the comments too, gave it that little bit of humour
Thanks goddo31 - appreciate the comments.

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An excellent series. The sepia is well suited for these. And remember, you have to do what Lily Tomlin says, or she will cut you off- 'that's better sir, that apology will do fine.' Grumble... Grumble...
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haha I forgot about that thanks for the reminder JMR
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Noiseless typewriter

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Great series Dave, and a good thing to remember indeed. I will need it from time to time!

What does that word 'noiseless' mean on that old remington???
Remington introduced a durable rubber platen (the roller that friction-feeds the paper - the keys strike it through the paper). While "Noiseless was an exaggeration, it quieter than the Bakelite platens that had been standard.

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I like it Dave its like a Time trip experience


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Cool series Dave. My grandparents had a party line, then when i was very young they graduated to a semi-private line, meaning they only shared it with one other household, and it was like that for a while. They lived in a pretty rural area. My parents live on that property now and they might, MIGHT, get high-speed internet later this week. Where I live, somewhat rural, we're deprived because we have only one option for high-speed internet and it's pretty durned expensive.
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This was even before MY time, very nice series Dave and thanks for posting them.
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Nice pictures Dave.

That Remington is still about 5 generations better than MS Word
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I like it Dave its like a Time trip experience
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Thanks Simon it is a blast from the past.
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Cool series Dave. My grandparents had a party line, then when i was very young they graduated to a semi-private line, meaning they only shared it with one other household, and it was like that for a while. They lived in a pretty rural area. My parents live on that property now and they might, MIGHT, get high-speed internet later this week. Where I live, somewhat rural, we're deprived because we have only one option for high-speed internet and it's pretty durned expensive.
Thanks Mel not sure if my Grandma ever had a semi private line. Ahh the price ya pay for living close to nature. Have you looked into an Air Card for your laptop ? I think here they can run about $50/mo and things like this are usaully half price in the US. (Don't get me started on what I pay for internet and Cell phone )

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This was even before MY time, very nice series Dave and thanks for posting them.
Thanks Heinrich - yep a post to make us all feel a little younger

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Nice pictures Dave.
That Remington is still about 5 generations better than MS Word
Thnaks George Ha I least I would use all the features on the remington and they were serve a pupose.
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