DEC computer related injury

From: Seth Morabito <>
Date: Tue Dec 14 14:40:14 2004

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 02:11:04PM -0600, McFadden, Mike wrote:
> Maybe a slight variation on an old adage: Blood, sweat and tears must be
> shed for the computer to compute correctly.


It wasn't so very long ago that I would rarely go diving around
the insides of any computer without drawing blood -- I mean, nothing
major, just a scrape deep enough to raise a little redness every time,
almost without fail.

I began to believe that blood sacrifice was required when opening
a computer case or chassis. It's something like a Samurai's sword;
once it's unsheathed, it must taste blood! Of course, now-a-days,
with these fancy newfangled PC cases that snap apart without screws
and have easy fold-down sides, blood drawing is exceptionally rare.
I won't say that I mind, really, but whenever I think about scraping
up my hands, I get a little nostalgic for my early computer days.

> Mike

"It looks just like a Telefunken U47!                 Seth Morabito
 You'll love it."  - Frank Zappa        
Received on Tue Dec 14 2004 - 14:40:14 GMT

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