September 18, 2004

Return with us to the days of yesteryear...

Things change slowly over the years, and we adjust gradually and hardly notice. But then we hit our shins on something from the past, and are stunned at how different it is. Like encountering, if you are my age, a rotary telephone. Or the old High School yearbook.

Take a look at this page. It has one of the forged Bush memos and a real, typed one. The forgeries are old news, (though the comparison would be devastating if the issue were still in doubt) but take a time-travel back to the days of the typewriter! Wow! Notice the wavy lines in Bush's section. I think I remember funky machines doing that. It was hard (for a mediocre typist like me) to get those machines to do what I wanted. But they could do some things computers can't--like filling out forms.

Col Killian's section is done with a better typewriter. Maybe typed by that Mrs Knox, on the Olympia. For you younger readers, back then typing was done by women, and coloneling was done by men...

Posted by John Weidner at September 18, 2004 7:06 PM
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