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The history of the water cooler

By maxwell edison ·
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I admit, I'm a nostalgic kind of guy. I recall the days of going to TR through a 56k modem. I recall the REAL flame wars, not the silly skirmishes of today. I was actually the one who coined the name "water cooler". It was in response to someone who questioned why we were discussing non-IT issues. I'm glad the name stuck.

How far it has come; or how far it has fallen. It's a matter of perspective, I suppose. I also miss the golden days of baseball.

Oh well. Cooperstown, Ohio in one regard, Louisville, Kentucky on the other. Unfortunately, while Cooperstown has remained in place, Louisville has moved to Cleveland.

I wonder who might get it?

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I'd get it

by AnsuGisalas In reply to The history of the water ...

but it keeps falling apart when I lift it.

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You need

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I'd get it

a broom and a dustpan for that sort of thing.

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Davette

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to You need

I find a Air Duster and a couple of hundred pound of Air Pressure works better than a dustpan.

Nothing to pickup.

Col

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Shop air

by santeewelding In reply to Davette

Along with soap and water, and I was able to clean out the speaking tube of my Plantronics headset. Doesn't work good -- doesn't work at all -- when you bring a spoonful of Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean to your mouth and submerge that delicate little, screened head into the ice cream.

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Cooperstown

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to The history of the water ...

knows a good thing when it sees it.

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Maxwell who gets to decide

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to The history of the water ...

That TR was once upon a Time a Good Thing?

Yea I know you and I and I completely agree. What we have now is a shadow of it's former self and a very poor shadow at that.

For the other thing I would hazard a guess that you would have to be a Yank to understand the rest.

Col

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I thought he'd misplaced Louisville...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Maxwell who gets to decid ...

but the damn thing isn't structurally sound.
Maybe Nick can carve it up and put in on rollers while he's there... heck, he could even try to break the <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_train#World.27s_longest_road_trains>world's longest road train record</a> ifn he can tow it...

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Good onya', mate!

by maxwell edison In reply to Maxwell who gets to decid ...

Re: .....you would have to be a Yank to understand the rest.

Yep, they're Yank things. And so far, no one has connected the dots.

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Why does everything seem better before I get there?

by Slayer_ In reply to The history of the water ...

Seriously, why is that?

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On account

by santeewelding In reply to Why does everything seem ...

Of walking backwards into life, looking at what was, which is how you define position.

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