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Technology FAIL!

Complete Handbook of Personal Computer Communications

Fax Handbook

Micros and Modems

These three gems are on public library shelves all over the country.  People who know nothing about technology might actually think they are useful.  The first one even uses the term “online” in the subtitle, although “online” in 1983 meant something altogether different than it does in 2010!


Lookin’ Good!

Clothes and Your Appearance

Submitter: Just thought I’d refer you to “Clothes and Your Appearance” (1977) which I posted on a while back. Here’s the link:
The post discusses the book’s contents and contains several scans which you are welcome to use.

Holly: Thanks!  Your post pretty much says it all.  I hate to break it to Princess Leia on the cover, but that number was never in style. Here are some pictures from the book:

Yes, it does, and this guy should take that advice.

Oh, honey, no.


Not Your Mama’s Airport

A Visit to the Airport

Submitter: I wonder if school children are still taken on tours of airports?  Or would that just be a big huge security issue???!!!

Holly: Can you imagine taking 30 third graders through airport security? Nightmare!  This book is very misleading to kids who might be going to the airport for the first time.  I’ll bet there are no pictures of TSA officials patting down eight-year-olds for weapons.  Mrs. Dolan’s class is in for a big surprise!