So I’ve been reading more old library newsletter stuff today and here are some highlights! Threading unlocked.
From LCSH, acknowledgement that maybe family counseling isn’t just for “problem families”
Training on how to use windows. No, not Windows. The actual windows on your computer. Might still be helpful?!
The internet is for email and gopher—and now ILL!
DIALOG now only allows you 30 min to cancel a print command—instead of 2 hours.........
I got nothing
Heading “Reducing” replaced by “Weight loss”....
To move ahead in results, use shortcode DIE. ...um
And the ICP is being public spirited.
@platypus oh jeez, thanks for posting these
@platypus this means that if you put in a print request before, you'd have to wait a minimum of two hours for it to print...?
@InspectorCaracal I guess? It weirds me the heck out!
@platypus Ariel was mind blowing.
@platypus It was a serious game changer.
@sng it astounds me that we could even use the same system now and it would work. Like it looks so solid. No auto searching but for existing ILL requests...
@platypus That’s pretty amazing. Yes.
@platypus "Covers ... working with: ... a window."
@lawremipsum it was 1993 or 94 so I imagine this was a huge deal!
@platypus I'm reminded of a commercial for a time/life book series on computers that I had recorded on a VHS with my MST3k episodes, which answers such questions as "Will these windows change my original document?" which is cemented in my brain from all the times I watched that tape.
@platypus Yes. I remember teaching my father how to click. And I'm not sure he has grasped, years later, that you can have multiple programs running at the same time.
@platypus HEY DID SOMEONE SAY DRUGS - VEHICLES?
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