8" floppy system needed to recover old game data

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Oct 9 11:32:44 CDT 2005


> Perhaps the TTY fared better because I put a "FRAGILE" sign on that
> package.  I did install the transit screw into the typing unit.

Odd.. The shipping companies over here speak a strange language where 
'Fragile' means 'This package is to be used for playing (american) 
football' :-)

> Which brings up another bitch.  Aside from the shoddy design of the
> teletype overall, couldn't they have designed it to not require a bolt be
> installed for shipping or moving the unit?

No. You want the typing unit to float on those rubber mounts in normal 
operation to cut down noise and vibration.

Actually, it's quite common for large-ish machinery to need shipping 
bolts, clamps, etc to be fitted. I can think of a lot of 
non-computer-related examples.

-tony



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