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When IT was a world of sex and alcohol: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (4)

People like to say the Germans have no sense of humour, but Soap has recorded proof to the contrary. Back in 1987, microcomputer manufacturer Altos Computer Systems (remember Altos?) sent a telex (remember them?) to its German operation asking for a headcount of employees broken down by sex.

It didn't have to wait long for a reply. A telex came speeding back from the subsidiary announcing that it had no people broken down by sex but there were some broken down by alcohol.

This was first published in April 2011

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