Thanks, boss. That sure helps.

Flashback to the late 1980s, when this college has installed a minicomputer-based word processing system that users haven't quite got the hang of, reports a pilot fish on the scene.

"The president's secretary was not much concerned about organizing documents into folders, and she had only created two, labeled Tuesday and Thursday," fish reports. "They apparently represented the days that she first started practicing using the application.

"A year or so after that, she's feverishly searching for a letter her boss requested, while her boss looks on. The president quickly catches onto the naming convention and says, 'Tuesday and Thursday? Well, what exactly are you doing the rest of the week?'"

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