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Friday, November 21, 2008

Photos aren't us continued

Today the AFIP's IT department reached in and turned off our USB ports so we no longer have access to the 3/4 of a terabyte of hi-resolution scans on our external harddrives. They also made our scanners non-functional at the same time, as they plug into USB ports, so we can't make new scans for people either.

On the positive side, I talked with an ex-AFIP staffer who worked in the Medical Illustration Service from the early 1960s through the mid-1970s. He's given Historical Collections a moulage kit he worked on and we're going to do an oral history with him.

3 comments:

Kathleen Stocker said...

A soldier who commented on an online article about this...rule said he's now working with an etch-a-sketch, an abacus, and a LiteBrite. I wish I'd thought of that. It's about all that's funny about this mess.

Thomas said...

What is going on????

Luciana Christante said...

This sounds like a Kafkanian story. I just fear that one of the next posts may be "This blog isn't us".