scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: computer switches
Mark Arend (mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM
Thu Jun 15 2000 - 07:21:31 CDT
At 02:00 AM 6/15/00 -0500, (MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
>If the BSA was still
>acting like it was 1980, we would NOT be getting a Chief Scout Executive
>who knows where the on/off switch is on a PC (as Chief Scout Love
>demonstrated his inability to do so during the 1985 National Scout
>Jamboree...not a high-water mark for the "moving forward BSA")
Let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Back then the positions of
switches, etc. were not as standardized as they are now, and sometimes
these things are hard to find. Among my other library duties I maintain
about 20 of these *#$@%* things, as well as three servers, and a web page.
I'm not an expert but I can take a PC apart and it will probably work when
I put it back together.
Just the other day I had trouble finding the switch on a monitor. It was
an oddball model and old, and I hadn't used it for a while.
But, if this was an official appearance or planned program he should
probably have checked it out ahead of time (Be Prepared!).
Mark W. Arend, Scoutmaster Outside of a dog a book is
Troop 736 Man's best friend. Inside
Beaver Dam, Wisc. of a dog it's too dark