Capri: The Rule Breaker

Antonio Carlini arcarlini at iee.org
Mon Jul 28 13:28:49 CDT 2008


Mike Loewen wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Jul 2008, Eric Smith wrote:
>
>> Jason T wrote:
>>> As long as the rule is "no smoking in the machine room:"
>>
>> Who says there's no smoking in the machine room?  One of the largest
>> computer systems ever built, the AN/FSQ-7, had operator consoles
>> with built-in ashtrays.
>
>     ...and cigarette lighters!
>
> http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Ashtray.jpg

My only on-site call-out to France was a customer (just outside of
Paris) who had also
obviously never heard of the "no smoking" rule. This was the late 1990s
though,
so no real excuse!

Antonio





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