Fwd: Dragon pass counters - Gloranthaboard question

From: Stephen P Martin <glorantha-board_at_rpglist.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 12:57:36 -0700

> >>>Erm... you make it sound like some archaic remnant of a
> >>>bygone era...
> >>>they still use a Gestetner in the print shop where I work!
> >>
> >>A mimiograph?
> >
> >Dunno... it's got 'GESTETNER' in big silver letters on the side :-)
> A mimiograph (not sure how it's spelled) is an ancient device which
> teachers used to multiply papers for school kids when I was little.

My wife's school still uses their mimiograph more than their three photocopiers, which are collectively down much more often than is the mimio.

And Gestetner is a company, BUT when old-timers talk about a "Gestetner", they don't mean no fancy electronic thingamajig that does stuff on its own. :)

> This was before photocopiers were invented. Look at your WB&RM map
> board. It was made by lining up the paper, by hand, and running it
> thru, probably with a crank.
> It's is the product of a bygone era.

Except for that box we have in storage ...



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