[LMB] Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Fri Jun 18 16:41:39 BST 2021


I think that was much more likely whiteprints (diazo) which use ammonia 
in the developer.

Harvey

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From: "Howard Brazee" <howard at brazee.net>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport

>Just remembered, that was making blue-prints.
>
>>  On Jun 17, 2021, at 8:01 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com <mailto:rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>  Back in the eighties I had the job of writing a newsletter  and then make
>>  copies on a Gestetner mimeograph machine. The first time I used it I made
>>  every mistake in the book, first putting the stencil on backwards.
>>  Eventually I finished the job but when I took the stencil off the drum
>>  static electricity made my shirt attractive to the inked up stencil sheet
>>  which promptly stuck to my brand new shirt. Last year I was Secretary to my
>>  historical society. I used my laptop emailed the minutes to the printer in
>>  the museum and just pushed the button on the printer and voila Minutes.
>
>
>I still remember the pain of taking a huge whiff of the ammonia? in the machine.
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