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Old October 3 2013, 07:53 PM   #41
1moreRobot
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Re: What do you think Kirk is having to sign for all the time?

I always imagined that Kirk was mirroring what a lot of execs back in the 60s could identify with — signing off on a written transcription of his log entries done by one of the girls down in the "typist pool."

On a similar note, I'm greatly amused by the trope used to depict when Picard or other late era captains had a lot of "paperwork" to get through — a desk cluttered with multiple PADDs. It would be the equivalent of having a bunch of emails to read, and having each one open on a separate iPad.

Some things just don't hold up to our contemporary sensibilities.
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