Year 3, week 2: SilverSurfers

I popped into my old room today to say hello to OldRuin and as is often the case he was dictating what I thought was an advice for his typist.  That is until he told me exactly what he was doing: “I’ve decided to enter the modern era BabyB and get onto the interweb. I’ve even decided to take advantage of chambers very kind offer of an electronic mail address.”
“That’s great news OldRuin. Do tell me if you need any help working it all out.”

He looked a little sheepish and then said, “Well, that’s a very kind offer BabyB but I’ve been using my typist now for more than forty years and I fear it would cause her great offence if I actually started typing my own correspondence at this late stage of my career. She’s offered to attend a special email course for pensioners where I believe they’ll teach her how to print off the emails I receive and also to type the replies I dictate.”

Then he smiled. “She tells me that officially makes the two of us Silver Surfers.”

October 6, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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  1. LawLibrarian - October 10, 2008

    This really does happen where I work – the fee-earners get their secretaries to email us in the information team to get research done!

  2. peter c - October 26, 2008

    twas I that coined the term baby barrister many years ago, but feel free. just remember to be specially kind to baby barristers when you are a full grown one