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The Jetson's
Imatates real life.
Weblamer




msg:295955
 5:17 pm on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Once, when I was a kid, i was watching an episode of the Jetsons. In the begining scene, George comes home and his wife askes him how his day was. He crie's 'terrible! look at my button pressing finger!' and holds up his badly maimed finger.

Of course, at the time that show came out, it was a gag scene with the idea of 'in the future life will be so easy they pushing buttons will be the only thing to complain about'

The reason I thoguth about this today is because I am in the middle of ripping off models and prices from competetors pages web pages and putting them into access databases for the management to compare. I have been doing this for nearly a week now (cntrl-c, cntrl-v, mousewheel scroll,cntrl-c, cntrl-v, mousewheel scroll...ect)and today I noticed that my button pushing finger is getting mangled as george jetsons.

I went around the office and loudly bemoaned my problems to any willing (and a few unwilling) ears, but, alas, I received no pity.

 

rogerd




msg:295956
 5:41 pm on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

He, he... I'd forgotten all about George's job pushing the one button at his workstation. Eerily prescient, perhaps... now we have afflictions like carpal tunnel syndrome and Nintendo thumb!

I'm still waiting and hoping to buy a robotic servant like they had (Rosie?). :)

jackofalltrades




msg:295957
 5:42 pm on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

certainly is a sign of the times. :)

i got an email round the other day that was entitled, "you know you are living in the 21st century when..."

followed by stuff like,

Your hard disc gets wiped and the only thing youre upset about is losing all your jokes.

Your boss gets a state of the art laptop, while you go out to lunch while your computer boots up.

The only friends you dont keep in touch with are those that dont have email addresses.

etc etc :)

JOAT

Josk




msg:295958
 8:37 am on Oct 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

> I have been doing this for nearly a week now (cntrl-c, cntrl-v, mousewheel scroll,cntrl-c, cntrl-v, mousewheel scroll...ect)and today I noticed that my button pushing finger is getting mangled as george jetsons.

:) Thats the difference to mean and you. I'd have written a perl script to do this and then spend the day web browsing...

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