Full immersion emulation

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Mar 1 14:07:06 CST 2017

On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 1:03 PM, Fred Cisin 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
>> 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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