No different from people saying vinyl when they talk about 78  
records! Mimeo and ditto are subsets of the same type of mechanism,  
and indistinguishable to the masses. As would be a diamond disc and  
some other kind of antique records.

Personally I haven't turned on a television in over five years. They  
are never worthwhile. Never. (opinion!)


On Aug 14, 2010, at 7:24 PM, Michael Biel wrote:

  Leah just spotted a program on History International channel which  
will be repeated at 2 AM.  It has a scene in a vinyl pressing plant,  
and now is discussing the typewriter and the mimeograph machine--with  
some jackass talking about blue fingers and the sweet smell.  That's  
the DITTO machine you stupid excuse for a jerk.  WHY do I ever think  
these programs are worthwhile.  WHY?

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]