System/34 contd.

From: Max Eskin <>
Date: Fri Feb 13 15:58:10 1998

Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed when I was told that the
manuals and software for the System/34 were thrown away, along with
5 5250 video terminals. There are three left, and I picked up one of
the two remaining manuals. If was somewhat amused by some parts of the
manuals. for example, after instructions on mailing comments, "Comments
become the property of IBM". A full page on safety, including CPR
instructions. On line reads,"Wer safety glasses when performing any
work that may be hazardous to your eyes. REMEMBER-THEY ARE YOUR EYES"
another,"Knowing safety rules is not enough. An unsafe act will
inevitbly lead to an accident. Use good judgement - eliminate unsafe
acts." A warning"The display station has a weight of ~ 34kg (75lb).
NEVER LIFT BY YOURSELF" With all this, I'm surprised they ever got
PS Does anyone have the jumper setting for a Tiara Lancard /E*AT?
PPS I am reading "The Soul of a New Machine". Great book!

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