[rescue] New acquisition... (AIX)

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Tue Apr 6 12:48:26 CDT 2004

Janet L. Campbell writes ...
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2004, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > On our NCR 315 (circa 1972) we had a similar printer, except
> > that it had 132
> > hammers, IIRC.  It was pretty fast, but it sounded like you were being
> > strafed by giant bumblebees with Gatling guns.
> That's the best description of the sound of a multihammer printer I think
> that I've ever heard.  :)


> I slaved away as an operator/"data processing coordinator" for
> one summer,
> and I remember those old decollating and bursting machines well.  It took
> real work to keep from getting covered in carbon, which we were still
> using in the early '90s.  7-part greenbar was my arch nemesis.

Yeah, but you can print the most appalling fiction on greenbar, and people
will accept it as Gospel.


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