[rescue] New acquisition... (AIX)
alaric at caerllewys.net
Tue Apr 6 11:25:45 CDT 2004
On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 11:33:38AM -0400, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> When we got the NCR Century that replaced the 315, we got a "chain printer,"
> but by then I had become a programmer and didn't go in the machine room
> much. I do remember the chain printer as being faster and louder than the
> drum printer, though.
I remember testing high-speed CDC-DPL band printers. Those things made
a piercing, tearing, high-pitched bandsaw scream. Ear protection was
mandatory if you had to lift the acoustic cover while the printer was
running. I forget how many hundred lines per minute they were, but it
was a lot, on a full-width carriage with 132 hammers driving a spinning
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