[Spridgets] Bloody computers

Lester oldsaabguy at comcast.net
Tue Jun 3 15:14:20 MDT 2008

OOhhh..  a plug board.. we used to go to bead at night dreamin' of a  
plug board..  we had to take clay pots and use tar and gold just to  
get the current to power the Ark of the Covenant and it was only  
unidirectional communication!


.. yeah.. I watch Mythbusters..

Who reads Terry Pratchett?!!  My Sis is one of her buddies and keeps  
trying to get me to read her works or is it his works?

On Jun 3, 2008, at 12:54 PM, Dave G. wrote:

> You had SWITCHES ??????
> I had to use a plug-board   !!    <Grin>
> On 3 Jun 2008 at 11:48, David Lieb wrote:
>>> We used to dream about paper tape! I remember using register  
>>> switches
>>> to boot up the diagnostics on a DEC PDP8 after setting the power
>>> supply voltage with the reostat on the back of the unit. Aye, those
>>> were the days...
> --
> Dave G.   KK7SS
> '65 MK III Sprite in Richland, WA
> "Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time."
>     Terry Pratchett, 'Hogfather'

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