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She quickly comes over to my desk and whispers to me. "I don't know, but I heard on the grapevine that he had an argument with Ralph Nakamura about an hour ago," she says. "Oh," I say. "Okay, thanks for the warning. Send him in." A moment later Ted Spencer comes in. He looks mad. I ask him what's happening down in heat-treat. He says, "Al, you've got to get that computer guy off my back." "You mean Ralph? What have you got against him?" "He's trying to turn me into some kind of clerk or some- thing," says Ted. "He's been coming around and asking all kinds of dumb questions. Now he wants me to keep some kind of spe- cial records on what happens in heat-treat." "What kind of records?" I ask. "I don't know... he wants me to keep a detailed log of everything that goes in and out of the furnaces... the times we put 'em in, the times we take 'em out, how much time between heats, all that stuff," says Ted. "And I've got too much to do to be bothered with all that. In addition to heat-treat, I've got three other work centers I'm responsible for." "Why does he want this time log?" I ask. "How should I know? I mean, we've already got enough paperwork to satisfy anybody, as far as I'm concerned," says Ted. "I think Ralph just wants to play games with numbers ...