Thanks to the list...

From: Max Eskin <>
Date: Fri Jul 17 17:26:32 1998

The reason is that if the cord runs through the whole IMSAI, a problem
can cause a whole lot more damage. Also, if there is a problem with
insulation, you are a lot more likely to electrocute yourself by
touching a switch in the front than in the back.

>Why not? I powered-up through the front panel, but with the
>front-panel removed from the backplane.
>-- Doug
>Using IMSAIs since 1998 :-)

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