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Re: Value added installer

I always smile when I remember my days testing Univac big iron computers in the early 80's. When the Local TV crews came in to report on the latest big news from the plant. The news story would usually show a clip of a computer.

But the only thing with lots of lights was the Transition Unit that configured the up to 4 CPUs into 1 or more systems. But when working on a real system. mostly just the CPU address lights changed, But the tester for the TU's could flash all the lights rapidly in various patterns designed to find shorts and opens. So that's what the news story would show. The "computer" with it's multitude of flashing lights.

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