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MARK: Good morning everyone.
SALLY: We have a problem.
MARK: … that’s not the response I was hoping for.
MAX: We lost our presentation.
MARK: You “lost” it?
MAX: It’s gone. Something happened last night and the entire slide show as deleted from the network servers.
MARK: That’s why we have a–
DOC: –and the ghost server, too.
MARK: Do you have any good news?
DOC: I printed out a hard copy of our presentation on the typewriter.
MARK: Our presentation had pie charts and bar graphs. How did you print out the pie charts and bar graphs?
DOC: Ascii art.
Cartoonist’s Note: This is how deeply the computer age has twisted my perception of the world. One does not print from a typewriter, one types. Which is what I meant, but I’m so used to the separation of typing and printing that it didn’t occur to me until after publishing the comic that “printing” from a typewriter isn’t really possible.
Not from that model, anyway. I had an Olivetti in the late 80s that could store and print files…