April 08, 2013
Every once in a while I run into something that makes clear to me how much things change. That just happened; I was reading a Nero Wolfe story and a key point in it was that at one time there were riding academies near Central Park in Manhattan, and that rich people would go riding in Central Park. I wonder how long it's been since any horse not belonging to the NY Police has been there.
Here's another I thought of last night: When's the last time you heard anyone mention the term "carbon paper"? It's as obsolete as manual typewriters, and I last saw one of those when I was in high school. (Which was really a long time ago.)
UPDATE: I'll be damned. Office Depot still sells it.
It was for an art class.
Posted by: Wonderduck at April 08, 2013 03:24 PM (9jITs)
I was just wondering: in an era of laser printers and photocopiers, what the heck does anyone need carbon paper for?
Someone must be using it, though, or Office Depot wouldn't continue selling it.
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