Re: looks like some web developers are getting back into 4GL environment...

On 11/21/05, david wendelken <davewendelken@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> My company, however, was using computers.  The process I inherited was as
> follows.  The manifest was entered into a computer while the ship started
> sailing across the sea.  The manifest was compressed and sent via EDI to our
> computer, where it was loaded into our computer software.  We then printed
> out the manifest and presented it to customs - almost always after the ship
> had arrived, often many days afterwards.  At least with the baked clay
> tablets, when the ship arrived, so did the manifest!

There is one drawback though: when the ship goes down, you lose the
manifest as well. Now you don't know what cargo you've lost! Unless,
of course, they made copies of the tablets.

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