Times were hard back then: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (10)

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Times were hard back then: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (10)

If you think times are tough now in the computing industry, you should have seen it in the early days. 

Think of the poor managing director of a failed company spotted in conference with five burly representatives of an aggrieved component supplier who seemed to think he would benefit from repeated close inspection of the surface of his desk with his face.

Then there's the story of the staffer at Ashton-Tate who was called into the office of his senior manager for a conference.

"I hear you want a word with me," he said to the man seated behind the desk. "Fire away."

"Got it in one," replied his boss.

This was first published in April 2011

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