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Fri Jul 24 21:02:51 CDT 2015
On 7/24/2015 6:41 PM, Mike Loewen wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jul 2015, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> On 07/24/2015 04:20 PM, Mark Linimon wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 04:53:01PM -0600, Eric Smith wrote:
>>> > It's not a real computer unless it has a real front panel with
>>> > switches and blinkenlights.
>> Ever watch any old reruns of "Wonder Woman". Lots of blinkin' lights;
>> no computer. Or you could watch old "The Outer Limits" episodes where
>> clicking of relays and beeps and boops seems to accompany real
>> Or you could just get a floor-standing vacuum-column tape drive and
>> spin the reels back and forth...
> That's exactly what the Hollywood prop people do:
> These are from a Burroughs B205 system, and rigged up to spin the
> reels and blink the lights.
Time Tunnel had a lot of scenes with "computery" looking gizmos,
probably including these drives.
But more panels with meters, displays and blinking lights.
> Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/
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