Truly evil, but brilliant!!
20 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Oct 2007
We had a Honywell 3200 and a 2015 complete with SORT disks weighing 10kg each that needed to be moved around the systems, 6 2400ft tape drives on each partition and JOY of JOY nearly 100 punch girls, Christmas parties were great!!
Young operators don't know how well off they are these days!! Bring back the '70s that's what I say!!
Mine's the coat with the read/write rings in the pockets
Ah! You Tube How do I love thee? Let me count the ways......... 6 in the morning, Rvd and RvD2.
For the those of you who are wondering what the Hell I'm talking about, these are movies made by amateurs? that are well worth the time taken to watch.
Yes that's my coat just next to Darth Vaders cape
All the contributers before me have said what I wanted to say!
I grew up on a diet of ACC and Isaac Asimov. To my mind they are the two finest Sci-Fi writers of the 20th Century, between them(and HG Wells)
they predicted almost every 'wonder' that we have today.
I was watching TV last night and there was a programme on BBC showing a police operation using the number plate recognition system, nicking motorists.
There MUST have been at least 20 officers there with 2 pursuit cars, each person stopped was treated to at least 3 officers around them plus of course the camera crew - talk about intimidation, I think I would have been.
The point is, all those officers could have been better employed elsewhere, as could the cars