first bug was a myth

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Thu Feb 12 19:34:26 1998

PG Manney wrote:

> My brother usta work in an abandoned building. His screen went funny, and
> he looked down -- a rat large enough to require a driver's license was
> gnawing on the cable. (This was over 10 years ago, just to _pretend_ to
> keep this on topic).

Back about 1985 when I was still the CSR at the RSCC in downtown
Los Angeles, a customer brought in a TRS-80 Model 3 that had been
in storage at his company's warehouse up in Stockton for at least
two years, It was quite grungy and it would not boot TRSDOS or
anything else except for ROM BASIC. So we sent it out to the
repair center. When it came back the ticket read something like
"Removed dead mouse from drive 0. Cleaned drives and system.
System checks OK." My manager immediately sent a speed memo to
the repair center to the effect of "Customer was unaware that
mouse was available upgrade to Model 3. Would like mouse
repaired and reinstalled."
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Thu Feb 12 1998 - 19:34:26 GMT

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