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From: Jeffrey S. Sharp <jss_at_ou.edu>
Date: Wed Jun 13 00:16:38 2001

Quoting Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>:
> I enjoy tracing faults. I enjoy repairing things that have been
> claimed to be unrepairable.

A fellow enthusiast that was the source of my first PDP-11 gets the
same enjoyment. One time, he had just finished readying a PDP-8 to
run and turned it on. Unfortunately, he did not notice the ground
wire that was wandering around loosely in the card cage! The PDP
lit up like a christmas tree. It took him nearly a year of work to
locate and repair all the faults, but he succeeded. He keeps every
one of the faulty components in a drawer somewhere as a memorial to
his victory.

Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Wed Jun 13 2001 - 00:16:38 BST

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