Monday, September 27, 2010

Cool baseball site

You may have noticed that I'm a sports fan, and I just found a cool web site. The Baseball-Reference has a page on the 1927 Yankees, arguably the greatest baseball team of all time. That team was famous for Murderers Row, with Ruth, Gehrig and that bunch.

Then there's the page for the 1969 Orioles, a great team reviled for losing to the Mets in the World Series. The O's won 109 games that year and supposedly lost to an inferior team. I believe the Mets won 100 games in the regular season that year.


I don't have the heart to look up the 2010 Orioles. I couldn't stomach the anguish.



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Blog entries from The Auto Racing Journal
(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Enterprise computer

Years ago, I was working at a newspaper, and a reader called for information. That wasn't unusual, but this time I couldn't help him. I couldn't answer his question, and I didn't know where to look.

He asked if I could look for the information in the newspaper's computer system. I laughed and said, "This computer is meant to put out the newspaper. This isn't the Starship Enterprise, with all of the knowledge of the known universe in the computer." He laughed, thanked me and hung up.


It's funny to think that the Internet came along four or five years later. Within a few years, we DID have all of the knowledge of the known universe in our computers.



Contact: I can be reached at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com.


EDITOR@WORK blog entries

Blog entries from The Auto Racing Journal
(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)