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Re: [Shop-talk] Installing a Network device in a safe.

To: ElanS4 <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Installing a Network device in a safe.
From: Doug Braun <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 23:11:26 -0500
Cc: Shop-Talk <>
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I used one of those in school and in my first job.  A year or two ago I
visited the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, and they had one
on display.  It's funny when something you remember new is now an antique...


On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 5:41 PM, ElanS4 <> wrote:

> Back when I first started with the VAX, it was the top of the line VAX 780,
> with all the options (for a classified project).  We actually had two 512
> MB
> fixed drives and a 250 Meg removable drive.  All three were the size of a
> washing machine.  The removable drive was one of those multi disk platter
> things with the plastic housing you slipped down to clamp on and remove it.
> And the VAX had a full 12 meg of memory - not 12 gig, 12 meg.  My cell
> phone
> has more computing power than that thing had, and it's an old out dated
> "dumb" phone.

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