Full immersion emulation

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Mar 1 14:03:39 CST 2017

>> 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
> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:39 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk
>> 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.
On Wed, 1 Mar 2017, Tony Duell via cctalk wrote:
> But presumably on an emulator there will be some kind of volume control.
> Or even unplug the speaker(s) if you want silence...

But, the REAL experience did not include volume control or speaker 
disconnect!   THAT was part of the real experience.

The Computer History Museum had a running 1401 room.  But, they did more 
conscientious maintenance that we were accustomed to in the old days, so 
it just didn't SMELL the same.    A dish of oil on a hotplate might be 
close enough, until SMELL-O-VISION catches on.

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