FDDI, was: Re: [rescue] u2 drive trays

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 20 17:01:42 CDT 2003

--- "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at cmhcsys.com> wrote:

> Compare, say, a turn-of-the-19th-century all-metal NCR cash-register
> with the modern all-plastic punch-the-item-not-the-price things they
> use at McDonalds.  Compare the skills neccessary to operate the
> former with those evidenced by the operators of the latter.

Not a fair comparison - people don't use turn-of-the-century all-metal
NCR cash registers to "order" food from the "kitchen" - to operate a
cash register, you simply need the skill of finding the price sticker
on the item and punching in the proper price. At McDonalds, people ask
for a Big Mac, not a $2.49 "item."

I used to be amazed that checkout clerks knew all those different
fruits and vegetables, then I realized they had little "cheat" stickers
on them with little 4 digit item codes... (That was a long time ago ;^)


"I am not into examining other peoples' dumps..." - Sheldon T. Hall

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