Holy cow...

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri Aug 6 17:45:54 2004


Don't try this either.... About 12 year ago I took a DEC rainbow on a
train in England. This involved putting the LK201 keyboard in the inside
pocket of my raincoat, stuffing cables and floppies into the other inside
pocket of said coat, carrying the CPU box under one arm and carrying the
VR201 monitor in my other hand...

I ahd checked that there were not rules preventing me from taking such a
device on the train. Said rules didn't actually mention computers, but
portable TVs were OK, and there was nothing about the 'bow that was more
dangerous than a TV (the most dangerous bit, IMHO, was the CRT, which
would be the same in both the VR201 and a similar-sized TV).

Anyway, I noticed that the VR201, carried by its handle, screen-down
looked a bit like a mine (the explosive type). So I made up some signs
which read 'Danger Implosives' and stuck them on the sides of the VR201.

I got some very odd looks....

As I said, don't try this today...

Received on Fri Aug 06 2004 - 17:45:54 BST

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