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Old 09-14-2020, 09:47 PM   #125
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Originally Posted by thaskalos View Post
This reminds me of handicapping's "dark ages"...when we all had to handicap off the printed Daily Racing Form. Since this was before the wide popularity of the home computer, we had to purchase old copies of the DRF in order to do a more thorough research of the game. And the DRF would take advantage of our studious nature by charging us full price for the old and discarded copies of their product. We would pay the same price for a year-old Racing Form as we would for the next day's copy. I remember those days, and I cringe in embarrassment.
I remember as a teenager having to buy my own used microfiche reader and paying for a season's worth of microfiche charts from DRF just to try to make class pars for my home track. One time I remember after a number of hours the bulb in the reader burned a hole in the bedspread. I didn't even have a desk to work on back then. Research on par times took ages and when PCs finally came in to play the data entry was all manual. Yes I guess folks could have it better than 10% off but things could certainly be much worse. It's only money.
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