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5 May
Why we love Macintosh; unless...

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  5 May 97 14:02:13 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Why we love Macintosh; unless...

Forwarded-by: (Bob Stein)
Forwarded-by: (Susan L. Johnston)

Forwarded by a friend.

    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]

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