Should you correct production mistakes?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Aug 26 13:24:49 CDT 2010
> Tony Duell wrote:
> > I could trivially desolder the IC, straighten the pin, and solder it
> > properly. But should I? What would others do?
> Had we found any problem analogous to that in the PDP-1 restoration,
> where the machine operated correctly despite a manufacturing defect, I'm
> sure we would have had a debate on whether to fix it. I think my own
> opinion in that case would be that we should leave it alone, but tag the
> module (paper tag attached with a short loop of string) and document the
> issue in the system logbook.
Seeems reasonable for such a rare machine.
> For something that isn't considered a museum artifact, I'd be more
> inclined to fix it.
While HP262x terminals are not exactly common (this is the only one Iv'e
ever seen...), I don't put it in the same class as the PDP1 :-)
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