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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,353
# 9
09-03-2012, 12:20 AM
I imagine it somehow working like an older cash register. My wife was working in a store long time ago when the register didn't even have a display but the one they used had so many buttons only labeled with numbers or acronyms of some sort and whatever they did had to be punched in by codes. Wether you registred something, wanted to print out informations of some sorts everything was handled by punching in one of a bazillion codes the employees had to know and they did this veeery fast.

I guess working in starfleet you have to take one semester of "remembring console codes" at the academy XD
The stories (of Star Trek) were about the human pursuit for a better world, a better way of being, the next step up the ladder of sentience. The stories weren't about who we were going to fight, but who we were going to make friends with. It wasn't about defining an enemy -- it was about creating a new partnership. - David Gerrold