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.
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