It's the 1990s, and this state's Department of Labor broadcasts public service announcements to local cable channels through a slick automated system that's supported by a pilot fish at the main office.

"We used a rack-mounted Inserter device that broadcast a background with text scrolling across the bottom of the screen," fish says. "We used it to broadcast things like localized jobs and job fair announcements, and updated the info from the central office every day.

"A contingent from another locale's Department of Labor visited our office, and liked what they saw when I gave them a demo. A few months later, they requested that I set up a similar system for them. Did I mention the place was a tropical paradise?"

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