Early 360 machines (Was: Front panel switches - what did they do?)

jwsmobile jws at jwsss.com
Thu May 26 00:56:10 CDT 2016

At UMR, for whatever reason they had no carriage control on tape channel 
12.  If you were a clever (and unpopular) coder you could skip to 
channel 12 an accomplish the same thing.

Programming languages in the shop had library overrides to make that a 
carriage control (another channel) but assembler programs could do it 


On 5/25/2016 5:17 PM, Paul Berger wrote:
> It was always interesting when someone put a carriage control tape on 
> backwards or didn't lower the brushes, the first skip would empty the 
> box and the paper would be all packed up under the cover.
> Paul.

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