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How it was: Life in the typing pool (II)

Clive Maxfield
11/14/2011 07:50 PM EST

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   11/16/2011 2:50:31 PM
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I agree -- when I think of the books I've written -- I'm constantly going back and revising and editing and adding stuff -- it's easy with a word processor -- I can't imagine what it would be like using a typewriter ...

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Max The Magnificent   11/16/2011 2:48:46 PM
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I've sent her an email -- we'll see what she says :-)

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David Ashton   11/16/2011 4:35:26 AM
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Max, in keeping with the other articles in the series, how about some "Then and now" pics of your mom? Especially as she is becoming such a regular contributor!

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sharps_eng   11/15/2011 11:16:13 PM
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There is a whole thread in waiting about how we get lazy about technique because our systems are so forgiving, now we have cut and paste and spell-checking. It always amazed me how authors would hand-type a whole book, even retyping entire sections when a plot detail was tweaked. Mind you, in engineering, there is another scenario: when a system will become inaccessible after 'launch'. Then we have to try harder to get it right first time: one-time programmable chips, silicon design and space probes come to mind. Working on those systems produces a certain mindset that doesn't come naturally when you can update over the web!

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