Disappearing Servers

From: JP Hindin <jplist_at_kiwigeek.com>
Date: Sun May 11 17:59:00 2003

On Sun, 11 May 2003, VaxCat wrote:
> The whole oldest computer on the net thread reminded me of a story
> a friend told me.

I've seen this before; I wonder about its authenticity - but there's no
reason to jump to any conclusions...

On the prowl for computers at home (Wellington, New Zealand) I had greased
my way into a tour around a storage room of a banking centre. I was
greatly excited to discover a frightfully large IBM (if memory serves, an
S/390) with its face turned to the wall. On enquiry of possibility of my
relieving them of this waste of storage space the chap told me that he
wasn't sure why I'd want a water heater.

Unfortunately, after explaining to the fellow why it was most definately
not a water heater, the chances of picking it up become very remote.
They never explained to me why they'd put the machine in storage either :/

Received on Sun May 11 2003 - 17:59:00 BST

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