[rescue] AS/400 Type 9404
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez
lefa at ucsc.edu
Wed May 21 14:27:06 CDT 2003
On Wed, 21 May 2003, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
Make sure it comes with software, as far as I know OS/400 is almost
unobtanium. There was an urban legend about some IBM machines having some
sort of gravity switch that it got reset whenever the machine was moved.
So that a new license was needed. I thought it was an interesting myth...
and I doubt that even IBM was so stupid as to piss off customers in such
way "we just had a quake! What the @#!# do you mean we need a new
Anyhow AS400 was always a strange beast. It has all these weird concepts
that it makes it hard to wrap around them and translate to "normal"
computer terms (ie. non-IBMerisms)
> On Wed, 21 May 2003, James Denton wrote:
> > Well, the AS/400 itself is about, oh, maybe 24" wide, 34-36" deep and 24"
> > tall. It has a large floppy disk drive and tape backup drive.
> That sounds doable. I think the Alpha I had in the back of my car was
> larger than that. If your work either wants to toss it or get rid of it
> cheaply enough, I can pick that up.
> > The ImpactWriter is pretty large. The cabinet is maybe 60" tall and 72"
> > wide. I didn't see how large the printer itself was.
> Uh. Whoa. That's a Printer. I can't fathom how you'd move that, aside
> from a box truck. Even then, it'd probably need to be crated to keep
> from munging the printheads. Perhaps ebay? ;)
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