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11-22-2002, 12:08 PM
Question of the day:
Why is it that the SOA still uses a dot-matrix printer to print our exam "ticket of admission?"
A shiny nickel to the best explanation that doesn't include "to keep exam fees to a minimum."
11-22-2002, 12:13 PM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Somebody bought a LOT of ink/ribbon cartridges back in the 1980's and they're trying to use them all up...get their money's worth.
11-22-2002, 12:30 PM
If they want carbon copies, you need either a dot matrix or a daisy wheel. Now, where's my cash?
11-22-2002, 01:32 PM
If they want carbon copies, you need either a dot matrix or a daisy wheel.
I thought you just typed the recipient's name in the cc: block. :-?
12-26-2002, 09:15 AM
Someone bought a lot of continuous feed paper in the 80's, and they want to get their money's worth out of that.
12-26-2002, 04:05 PM
The SOA just figured that, with the size of the exam fees, the least they can do is to give you a ticket that is a collector's item "suitable for framing"? :D
60 and not looking back.
12-31-2002, 01:05 PM
Didn't you know? The SOA still uses TRS-80's for everything. That's why it takes so long to grade the exams!
Double Down Trent
01-02-2003, 02:18 PM
The Commodore 64 and Apple II computers do not support laser printers.
By the way, as each of these computers can also only perform 1 calculation per minute, this is also the reason that results take so long. They outsource the Website stuff.
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