evolution of misinformation (was: Computer Museum opens in San Diego

From: CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com <(CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com)>
Date: Sat Sep 11 08:22:20 1999

>Actually, the disks I used to see that size (5 or 6 foot diameter) were
>used by a couple of my fellow DEC Field Engineers as picnic table tops
>when the drives were decommissioned. Aluminum makes a nice weatherproof
>table top. (They must've come from KL10s or KA10s or KI10s, though.
>I've never seen anything that large on minis...)
>Don't know how the iron oxide does though. Perhaps they were painted
>when used.

Iron oxide is *already* rust :-). The binder used to stick the oxide
particles to the surface, though, might not deal well with exposure
to sunlight or high temperatures.

Received on Sat Sep 11 1999 - 08:22:20 BST

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