And that's the way it was, and we LIKED it

Conversation that just took place in the newsroom.

Meg: Have you ever gotten a press release on a floppy disk?

Mike: A floppy disk?

Meg: Yeah, you know, a floppy disk. I just found several in that drawer over there.

Mike: Uhhh, yes. We used to get data on floppy disks, too.

Meg: On a floppy disk?

Mike: Yes. That’s how it worked.

Meg: I just found a VHS tape, too, for promotional purposes only. And people used to send us glossy promotional photos? So you didn’t go to the website and download high-res photos?

Mike: Yes.

Meg: And what about those slide things, what are they called?

Mike: Those are called slides. They even made machines to project the images larger.

Meg: Why would you send those to the newspaper?


Mike: Because we used those to print color images in the paper.

Meg: I like the Internet better.

Mike: I used to walk 10 miles to school, uphill both ways, barefoot, in the snow.

Meg: *puts on headphones, types this transcript, shares it with Mike on Google docs.*

 

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