DEC computer related injury

From: McFadden, Mike <>
Date: Tue Dec 14 14:11:04 2004

Pulled out the drawer in the expansion chassis on our PDP-11/70 and then
attempted to squat down behind it. Since I have such great balance I
fell forward and leaned into/onto the PDP-11/70 backplane and punctured
my palm many times with the nice little wire wrap pins. Interesting
pattern, very little blood, I thought of a tattoo.

Pins are nicely tipped with pyramid suitable for puncturing skin. No
worry in those days about any infections since I was young an

Maybe a slight variation on an old adage: Blood, sweat and tears must be
shed for the computer to compute correctly.

Received on Tue Dec 14 2004 - 14:11:04 GMT

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