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Mechanic was a DOS Accounting package designed specifically for Auto Mechanics. It has a very nice interface and a lot of thought into speed and specific requirements for Mechanics. E.g. printing special cards for work to be done on the car, and where what was done/used could be recorded.

The most exciting thing I was a part of was the print driver (1990). It was written in Assembler, and provided what felt like multi tasking, by replacing the keyboard inputs with the print driver.

In those days, when you clicked print, you were lucky to get 2 or 3 pages per minute on a good quality laser printer you would use on a PC. We found that doing it this way it was just as fast, only it effectively printed in the background, because applications like this are almost always waiting for key inputs.

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