Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ugh, Luddites

A: We've got Luddites!
B: I thought we sprayed for those last month?
"I'm fond of the old and suspicious of the new," he says. Mr. Rice explains all this over a rotary telephone from the 1970s.

His phone connects from the 1970s, but it's connected to a network that lives in the 21st century. One suspects he wouldn't like using his 1970 phone on a 1970 phone network .. but who knows?

Mr. Rice will often write a letter on his typewriter, scan it into his computer, and then send the image as an e-mail attachment. "Some people are tickled by it," he says. "Some people are absolutely annoyed."

If I had regular corespondance with the guy .. that would get old, quickly. Not the fact of the attachment but the kludge involved.

Update: Best comment from Noah D.
Don’t spray for Luddites. Wastes ammo. Aimed single shots, or short controlled bursts.

Update 2: Good follow up from ScottH . .
Use sabot rounds - give ‘em a taste of their own medicine.
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