funny: write-only-memory (WOM) datasheet
Jim Isbell, W5JAI
jim.isbell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 12:43:00 CST 2006
I can see it as being a useful item, like an accumulator on an
hydraulic line, it would smooth out the pressure on the bit bucket
preventing "hammering" in the line when the down line digital switch
On 3/1/06, Jim Beacon <jim at g1jbg.co.uk> wrote:
> This was a favourite of a friend of mine who worked for British Telecom in
> the early 80s.
> He would persuade a new (usually graduate - always more gullible) engineer
> to save data to WOM, then switch off the machine........
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tony Duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
> To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 11:48 PM
> Subject: Re: funny: write-only-memory (WOM) datasheet
> > >
> > > http://www.national.com/rap/Story/WOMorigin.html
> > For those who/ve not seen it, it was reprinted (without comments) amongst
> > some genuine data sheets in the back of _The Student Manual for the Art
> > of Electronics_. second edition. (FWIW, there are other jokes scattered
> > about in that book...)
> > -tony
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