You've Come A Long Way, Baby
Computers figure rarely in the Sandbaggers
world, with good reason. Back then,
like to-day, they were slow.
were still mainframe devices used for order processing and other
massive 'batch' jobs.
This is part of the appeal of the Sandbaggers. It takes time
for information to move from one place to another. Another story
that uses this well is the novel, and film, 'The
Day of The Jackal'.
Granted, the 'inertia' of information speed is not the only thing
which makes The Sandbaggers enjoyable. As anyone in an office
today knows, all e-mail might do is allow us to miscommunicate
at high speed.
For your amusement, here are some ads from the early days of
desktop computing, by which time, the Sandbaggers was already