Be careful handling computer racks
oltmansg at bellsouth.net
Wed Jan 13 15:20:49 CST 2010
I sure as hell wouldn't. A crushing internal injury is not always repairable, and I'm not about to lose a limb like this guy did for some old dinosaur.
From: Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Sent: Wed, January 13, 2010 12:57:16 PM
Subject: Re: Be careful handling computer racks
> lucky, he only lost one arm. It is better to see a nice piece of
> equipment smashed than be smashed under it which is something I always
> try to remember.
I am not at all convincced about that. People have a wonderful
self-repair system, classic computers tend not to. I'd rather suffer a
major injory than loose an irreplaceable classic computer...
And I always remember there are many more good hardware hackers (with
more being created all the time) than there are of some of the machines
we work on (with no more ever going to be produced).
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