Reading MT/ST Tapes

steven at steven at
Sat Jul 31 20:23:54 CDT 2021

Paul said
>Part of the fun of the banking terminals was some bank branches had the
>machines on the counter, right where the banks customers are, and
>customers would often feel obliged to offer some of their wit or wisdom
>while you where up to you elbows in a greasy machine.  I those days of
>working on greasy mechanical machine we where obliged to wear suit and

A practice still observable on Youtube where you can marvel at a grimy oily
ASR33 being stripped down and restored, all the while whilst wearing a spotless
crisp ironed long-sleeve pin-striped business shirt... :)


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