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  1. #151


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Wow! A school with no typewriters. Where was that?

    Not knowing how to type doesn't keep someone from using a computer but it does make it more difficult.

    I once worked with a programmer who couldn't type. You'd hear the rest of us going "clickity-click-click-clickity-click" on our keyboards and there was this fellow going "click. . . . . . click . . . . . click . . . . . click . . . .. click." It was rather comical.
    HEY!! Not funny!! We programmers don't need to type fast, just put code in, and...and...and YOU were only in typing class to look at those girls!!!

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  2. #152


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    the old 5 day 40 hour week is a hangover from the old days when people either did backbreaking stints out farming in the fields picking crops or were employed in enormous factories on shift work.
    You need to revisit history. The 5 day/40 hour work week was a creation of the 20th century, specifically the automotive industry. Henry Ford believed that a shorter work week which would creating more leisure time would would allow his workers to spend more money which would increase his business.

    Farmers have historically worked dawn to dusk six days a week with some taking a break on Sunday. The industrial revolution found people working 16 hours a day, seven days a week for pennies. Ford changed all of that.

    The sad thing is that we are sliding backwards to less leisure time and more work time.
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  3. #153


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    The sad thing is that we are sliding backwards to less leisure time and more work time.
    We are also sliding back to an era of the super rich , a small middle class and a mass of low paid workers with little chance of advancement.

    The system is approaching the end of its life cycle.
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  4. #154


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Indeed


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The sad thing is that we are sliding backwards to less leisure time and more work time.
    We are also sliding back to an era of the super rich , a small middle class and a mass of low paid workers with little chance of advancement.

    The system is approaching the end of its life cycle.
    Thanks to our democratically-elected "representatives" (regardless of their political alignment).


    "You will not be saved by Windows 8. You will not be saved by the god Democracy. In fact, YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED."
    Apologies to John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness".
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  5. #155


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post

    Only $125? Wow! I was charging that over ten years ago. Think of what you could charge if you could type!

    I have 5 tech working for me. I have more before when I owned 3 computers stores, but I close them 6 years ago, to much work.



    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    ....... I currently work as a salesman for a large department store..
    So what happen ? the trick is not how much you charge, but how long you stay in business, my company is 32 years old.


    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Wow! A school with no typewriters. Where was that?


    Don't try to play smart here, it was a very select private school, with tough exam to be admit, peoples who graduate there are Doctor now, I was going to get my Ph.D. in chemistry but I fall in love with computer instead. The school here with typewriter are for the one who learn to be secretary. I'm not a shame to not be a professional typist, so no need to try to diminish peoples because they don't have secretary skill. I prefer to know how to hold a hammer, I build my house myself, peoples are always impress when they see it and know it's me who build it.

    off topic : When I say build it's from A to Z, here a pic of the foundation of my computer shop at the side of my house, I do everything myself.

    http://s554.photobucket.com/albums/jj432/dataxpert/?action=view&current=fondation.jpg
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  6. #156


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi guys

    What's the point

    Haven't you ever heard of the old saying that "Work expands to fill the time available to do it in".
    In my experience around 90% of people have much more time at work than they really need -- the old 5 day 40 hour week is a hangover from the old days when people either did backbreaking stints out farming in the fields picking crops or were employed in enormous factories on shift work.

    Our whole working mechanisms have changed but we still stick to a formula decided by some very ruthless British Victorian Factory owners at the start of "The Industrial Revolution". - Not castigating the British here - but they were the first large industrial power. Others like US and Germany followed exactly the same pattern as they got going around the 1880's.

    Works often comes in peaks -- sometimes there ISN'T enough time but generally who cares if someone takes 10 mins longer to prepare a document than another if there's enough time to complete the thing in the first place.

    I only worry about time in TWO instances

    1) Have Manchester United got enough time left to score that winning Goal
    2) The Pub is going to close and I'm STILL THIRSTY.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Considering my post about how I need to do things quickly and it's just how I am naturally - this still might be the absolute best post on this forum as of yet. haha

    I think we are all above average intelligence here, so it's cool to see I'm not alone in some of my worldly views at times. Thanks!

    The U.S.A. is guilty of the above probably more so than most other countries. For instance, I've learned that in countries of Europe, perhaps like Spain, it is common to take a lunch break from about 12-5 (give or take) complete with sleeping time. Or compare even USA now to 1970s, and it is easy to see the nonsense.

    Then, an unskilled man could easily support an entire family on his own. Nowadays, it practically takes 2 skilled workers to do the same, or close enough.
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  7. #157


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I think area 66 is right. In my days you would only learn typing in our (German) so called middle schools (6 years after elementary school - not to be confused with the American middle school). Those people would then typically end up in lower level jobs.

    In schools that prepared you for an academic career (9 years after elementary school), there was no typing instruction. Only about 30% of all students went to those schools and I guess the assumption was that they would have secretaries. Computers were not yet on the agenda - in the mid 50s.
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  8. #158


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    So what happen ? the trick is not how much you charge, but how long you stay in business, my company is 32 years old.
    I retired.

    Don't try to play smart here, it was a very select private school, with tough exam to be admit, peoples who graduate there are Doctor
    So? People who went to my school that had typewriters became doctors too.
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  9. #159


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In schools that prepared you for an academic career (9 years after elementary school), there was no typing instruction.
    Typing was encouraged for the college bound because we would need to type many, many papers.
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  10. #160


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In schools that prepared you for an academic career (9 years after elementary school), there was no typing instruction.
    Typing was encouraged for the college bound because we would need to type many, many papers.
    I suppose. The eduction system in the US is quite different then it was in my country in my days. May have changed by now though - after 50 years.
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