Be careful handling computer racks

Tony Duell ard at
Thu Jan 14 13:06:38 CST 2010

> On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:57:16 +0000 (GMT)
> ard at (Tony Duell) wrote:
> > I am not at all convincced about that. People have a wonderful=20
> > self-repair system, classic computers tend not to. I'd rather suffer a=20
> > major injory than loose an irreplaceable classic computer...
> Tony. This self-repair system can't repair everything. If you lost a


> limb, or if you got blinded, it will be for ever. You will not be able
> to work on classic computers without hands or eyesight.

Well, it depends on the limb... I would see no difficulty in doing a lot 
of classic computer work in a wheelchair (although how I would fit a 
wheelchair around my collection is another matter). And having had to do 
a num,ber of tasks one-handed (becuase the other hand is in use for 
something else at the time), I think I'd find it inconvenient to loose 
one arm, not totally impossible. And of course it would make no 
difference to working on high voltage stuff :-)

As regards eyesight, yes, i regard that as very important. But I am more 
likely to damage my eyes wen making up some part for a classic computer, 
rather then when moving said computer. But I seem to recall reading about 
bind people who could solder, desolder, etc. I'd rather not have to 
re-learn said skills, but...


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