Advice for tape drive repair / maintenance
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Dec 21 14:36:52 CST 2006
On Dec 21, 2006, at 9:37 AM, Alexandre Souza wrote:
>> We are never going to agree on what constitutes a good product -
>> you want a
>> maintenance manual and lots of spares; I want no failures and no
>> during a useful life cycle.
> Billy, I think this is the point: Useful life cycle.
> A VAX isn't useful today. This is a toy.
Well, there are dozens of them running in the Pentagon right now.
Better be careful throwing around statements like that.
I'm not even sure it'd be safe to say that about something like a
PDP-8, as there are a good number of those still in production
too...a friend of mine up in New Jersey (former DEC field circus,
runs his own company now) maintains a few of them.
Cape Coral, FL
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