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msg:296759
 11:17 pm on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

So, I'm flipping through a paper catalog... I turn away for a moment, and when I go back to it, the first thing I do is grab my mouse so I can click to the next page.

The fact that the catalog was sitting on top of my keyboard probably didn't help, but still!

(...and why can't I cut & paste while I'm using a pen & paper?!)

 

Grumpus




msg:296760
 11:33 pm on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

You mean the term cut & paste didn't come from ink and paper? Hmmmmmmm.... ;)

G.

mivox




msg:296761
 11:39 pm on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

No... "cut and paste" came from scissors & paper. ;) I shouldn't have to reach for scissors. hehe.

DrCool




msg:296762
 11:43 pm on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am always trying to cut and paste when I am reading magazines, newspapers, etc. Either that or when I want to turn a page I think about right clicking and opening in a new window.

Quinn




msg:296763
 11:49 pm on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've been stabbing away at a non-existent clutch pedal for a week in a rental car. ;)

Finder




msg:296764
 11:49 pm on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I really need a grep function for hardcopy records and journals. Where is the command line when you need it?

lorax




msg:296765
 2:00 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

The other day I was at a meeting and the client wanted to schedule a follow up in one week. I frantically looked for my Visor and when I remembered I'd left it in the truck I panicked.

...and there on my lap sat a perfectly good pad of paper holding up a perfectly sharpened pencil...

*doh*

Air




msg:296766
 2:25 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

pencil? LOL

Brett_Tabke




msg:296767
 9:02 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

>why can't I cut & paste while I'm using a pen & paper?

Sure you can ;-)

Logitech IO [logitech.com]

(hopefully that link will work).

volatilegx




msg:296768
 5:27 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wow Brett that pen is soooo cool! I gotta get one!

mack




msg:296769
 5:33 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well what about TV Text... IN UK called teletext.. Like a mini internet you get through your tv with news sport tv listings ect. I am forever looking for a back button or a refresh. lol

mykel




msg:296770
 11:23 am on Oct 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmm.. well, often when I write something by hand I lift the pen and wait for auto-complete, but the word just doesn't seem to finish by itself :)

mivox




msg:296771
 5:52 pm on Oct 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

I wrote a letter to my dad the other day, and had to forcible restrain myself from writing in smilies... but at least I didn't try to click anything.

lipskin




msg:296772
 6:03 pm on Oct 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to hit ctrl-f to search through a book (a set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers). It's scary to think that I once used a card catalog.

Trisha




msg:296773
 9:02 pm on Oct 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

A few days ago the phone rang early in the morning while I was still sleeping. I answered it and it sounded like some sort of recorded message, I remember hearing the word politicians or something like that. I just hung up right away and laid back down. In my half asleep state I started getting really worried - maybe I shouldn't have answered/opened that phone call at all - maybe it was a virus!

jaski




msg:296774
 10:15 am on Oct 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

I was discussing a news headlines with a friend when he asked what page it was on.... "home page" was what I blurted :)

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