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Player Piano Company is Alive and Well
By Matthew Caulfield

I hadn't heard the false rumor about PPCo going out of business,
and I just received some goods from them Tuesday.  Jack Johnson,
PPCo's super-capable phone man, and Durrell (pronounced Doo-RELL,
I learned rather lately) are both apparently alive and kicking.

Robbie writes:

>>[ When PPCo was established, I don't think computers had been
>>[ been invented yet!  How long has Durrell been in business?
>>[ It seems like forever.

Years ago, I believe, Durrell moved to put his customer data base
and order system into a computer, but such a mess resulted that he
said "never again."  PPCo will probably remain pencil-and-paper
based until the end.  I am even surprised to hear there is a PPCo
web site.

Matthew Caulfield (Irondequoit, N.Y.)

(Message sent Fri 15 Apr 2005, 13:47:11 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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