Byte Jan 87 retrospective.

From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <>
Date: Tue May 20 09:25:56 1997

On Mon, 19 May 1997, Alexios Chouchoulas wrote:

> Excellent! The Bastard Classic Computer Collector From Hell strikes! I
> think you ought to have mounted razor blades on some of the machines as
> well.

Ah. Another fan of Simon Travaglia (an AIX sysadmin like myself).

I remember back in '89 when the store for which I was performing tech
support received the first thirty or so NCR "Heisenberg" (NCR used to use
the names of famous scientists for their development code names) 80386sx
low-profile desktop systems to reach the US from the factory in West
Germany. It wasn't scheduled to be announced for another couple of
months, but we had a _good_ customer that had pull in Dayton. It was
obvious that the factory wasn't geared up for production on these beasts
as yet -- the edges of the cases weren't milled. When we opened them up
to add memory, disk, etc., we found lots of bloodstains and left no few
of our own. Well, I'd always heard those Krauts were efficient about
keeping things running on schedule.
Ward Griffiths
"America is at that awkward stage.  It's too late to work within 
the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." --Claire Wolfe
Received on Tue May 20 1997 - 09:25:56 BST

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