Reading MT/ST Tapes

jim stephens jwsmail at
Sat Jul 31 23:36:19 CDT 2021

On 7/31/2021 8:12 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 7/31/21 6:23 PM, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote:
>> 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... :)
> Another one comes to mind--picking out bits of shredded ribbon from a
> line printer type train.
> --Chuck
A friend told me of  guy who prided him on the white shirt and tie sort 
of dress code
despite it being unnecessary at a place he worked.  People would just 
shake their
heads and just let it go.

One morning, a lady he worked with stopped him short of going into a 
room where
the printer were, and a burster.  "Johnny (or whatever)" is in there, 
you don't want
to go in.

He peeked in and a burster had shot carbon paper from about half a case 
of 4 ply
all over the room and he was having to pick up the mess.


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