Thoughts -> Re: classiccmp server

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Tue Oct 5 10:00:05 2004

On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 07:41 -0700, Ron Hudson wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2004, at 3:33 AM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > Modern head crashes are boring though. It's no good unless platters
> > physically explode :-) If only they could catch fire, too. There just
> > aren't enough modern-day computing war stories around...
> >
> On topic computing war story (sort of)
> on arrival I found a brown haze floating in the upper
> 3rd of the football field sized room. That was the oxide
> that at one time held the contents of the system disk.

Heh, nice one. I've still got a copy of James Willing's account (posted
6 years ago to this list) about a drive shipped with a Northstar machine
way back when that exploded in quite a spectacular way. Makes for an
interesting read.

About the most exciting these days are capacitors letting go in things -
computers just aren't dangerous any more! :-)


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