“We’re going back. Way back. When the only people that existed were troglodytes…cave men…cave women.” The Jimmy Castor Bunch, 1972.
Back before veterinary practices had computers.
Back when we wrote everything by hand.
Back when everything was cheaper. Or, was it?
Inflation was running around 6.3% then, compared to the two or so percent we have now.
My good friend and longtime client found an old receipt when she was cleaning house the other day. It was for a visit her cat “Ralph” had when he suffered an upper respiratory tract infection and eye inflammation. Ralph got his name from his meow. When he mewed he made a sound that was much like “Ralph.”
Our first computer went online May 3, 1993. It was a 20 MB model with 512K of RAM. We thought it was amazing and just knew it was the only computer we would ever need. After all, how could we fill a hard drive that huge?
Sadly, neither Ralph nor that old computer is still with us.
We are left with our memories of the “good old days.”
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.