Why we love Macintosh; unless...
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 5 May 97 14:02:13 -0700
Subject: Why we love Macintosh; unless...
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Why we love Macintosh; unless you don't own one.
Last Friday I had to stay home to take care of the kids. No problem, I keep
all my email and other critical work on a Jaz drive. But Thursday night I
realized that I had left my Jaz cartridge at work and worse, had ejected it
from the machine.
Just to confirm, I connected to my work machine using Timbuktu (bought on
the Evangelist discount, based on Guy's recommendation). Indeed I had
ejected the drive.
So I brought up SimpleText, figuring I'd leave a large message on the screen
in case someone saw my monitor in the morning - I work in a large open space
and someone might walk by. It was then I remembered that SimpleText can do
text to speech. So on th e off chance that someone was still hanging around
the office at 11PM, I typed in a message asking anyone in earshot to insert
my Jaz cartridge and selected "Speak All".
A few minutes later my Jaz icon showed up on the screen, and half an hour
later I had transfered all my files to my home machine, along with an email
message from a very startled co-worker who had not expected one of the
machines in the room to suddenly start talking to him!
[Almost as good as a one-way telephone with an accent, eh? -psl]
© 1997 Peter Langston