During the time I was Assisstant Terminal Superintendent at Roseville, TOPs and the then-new terminal management software got rolled out — inventory got computerized, along with trim lists. My old head afternoon AG, Joe Carlini, swore it would never work: he trusted the pen-and-paper lists of ancient practice instead. So, a bit of patient training was in order, and not just for Joe. Well, some time went by, and the new-fangled technology turned out to wpork pretty well. So well, in fact that, when the “System” eventually failed (as all such systems eventually do) one afternoon, Carlini threw his hands up as if paralyzed, saying he “couldn’t do anything!”. Dependency had arrived. Fortunately, there were still Number 2 pencils and pads of paper to hand….