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Moments with my son



Maybe I need to be a bit more upbeat… introduce some funny punchlines!

Hey, I got a lovely review for Mansfield and Me in Landfall Review! 

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  1. John Butt permalink
    05/04/2017 12:55 pm


    Just in case 😀

    Telegrams used a form of morse code until the internet arrived The internet was invented a long time ago,, but the more likely question is when was the great initial growth of it’s use in NZ – that was about 1996 Old fashioned computers is a big list. I used my first computer at university in 1971 and no it did not have a screen, it had cards you had to get punched to put in your commands and the only output was a printer. The first “Small” computer I used was in 1974 and it could mange 64 program steps – all input on a small calculator like keyboard and only a tape printer, when you turned the power off it forgot your program Rotary phones send pulses (big enough to provide a small big painful shock) to the exchange, each of which move a relay which steps a connector up or around 10 connectors – that was called a Step-by-step exchange

    Hopefully that answers a lot of his questions LOL



  2. 05/04/2017 1:19 pm

    Love it!

  3. Hera permalink
    05/04/2017 1:29 pm

    The asking a million questions that I can’t possibly answer (and have no real interest in answering, sadly…) sounds like my youngest son! arghh…Thanks John for the above answers that I can refer to if he ever asks me those particular questions!!!

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      05/04/2017 3:33 pm

      It can get a bit exhausting! And it reminds me of how little I know about the workings of the world outside my area of expertise

  4. daveyone1 permalink
    05/04/2017 11:16 pm

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  5. Helen permalink
    06/04/2017 9:32 pm

    Can send you a lovely picture of my “daughter” aged 10. Complete strangers used to say “your daughter is very stroppy”. I assumed that if they knew he was a male then the same behaviour would be acceptable because there were no requirements to be cute.

  6. 10/04/2017 5:57 am

    “Telegrams used phones to communicate. Gramophones.”

    “1724, according to Wikipedia (verification needed)”.

    “They did have screens, but sometimes they tore and mosquitoes got in. That’s how we got computer viruses.”

    “The rotary phone had you stick your finger in a hole to call. It was a vast improvement over the gender-specific ‘Dictaphone’ which preceded it. Less painful, too.”

    And I don’t even have kids….

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      11/04/2017 5:24 pm

      Haha I will try these out!

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