Full immersion emulation
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Wed Mar 1 13:46:37 CST 2017
On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:39 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 03/01/2017 11:14 AM, Charles Anthony via cctalk wrote:
>> Part of the iconic mainframe experience is the cold room sounds; for early
>> Multics installations (and other systems) the sound of the Selectric
>> operator's console.
> There is no way that I'd wish anyone would have to put up with the 80+
> dB "white noise" of fans and vacuum pumps (tape drives), not to mention
> the scream of a train printer working or a high speed card punch or the
> clatter of a high-speed card reader.
> After a few hours, your nerves would be badly frayed. My department
> resorted to distributing those yellow sponge rubber earplugs.
But presumably on an emulator there will be some kind of volume control.
Or even unplug the speaker(s) if you want silence...
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