Pr1marily Contented (Longish)

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Tue Apr 2 15:58:22 2002

"Douglas H. Quebbeman" wrote:
> Now that my Prime 2455 is fully operational again,
> Ok, go for broke, swap in the remaining CPU board set, replace
> newly-provided CPU board interconnects (top hats) with my old
> ones...

Thank you! Thank you! You've solved a twenty-year-old puzzle
for me and all the other Prime hackers at Westfield College.
You see, one day we were bored enough to read the Prime 750's
log book (must've been a day when the power failed or something)
and the Prime engineer had written the inscrutable:

   Rotated top hats

Now, we didn't know what these gadgets were, but rotating them
seemed to be crucial to making our beloved Prime work, so we
just accepted it. Every time an engineer called, we'd look at
each other and say "He's here to rotate the top hats again".

Now, at last, we know what they are! Any chance of a photo?

John Honniball
Received on Tue Apr 02 2002 - 15:58:22 BST

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