Re: My national tabloid love affair with a computer

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Wed Apr 04 2001 - 18:59:29 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> ...a photo of me peering lovingly at the front of a PDP-11 was published in a
> Sydney newspaper on 14 January 1973. My long hair was wrenched back out of
> sight, lest I look Unscientific. Ha. Those were the days. Suits and ties
> they wore, scientists.

To say nothing of the miniskirts and Big Hair decorating the **ads**
of that era for computers and other scientific stuff.

Before the invention of the Singularity, many advanced thinkers
believed that The Future was destined to emerge from a can of
hair spray.

"And what about me? How does Marlena fit in?"
"How does Marlena **want** to fit in?"


Jim F.

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