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Re: mail aliases question



On Tuesday 08 January 2008, John Summerfield wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Monday 07 January 2008, John Summerfield wrote:
>>> Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> Well, there is just me, some dummy users like amanda for the backup
>>>> proggy, and root.  I made an account for the missus, but she is
>>>> 'computer illiterate' in the classic Joe Sixpack mold and has only sat
>>>> in this chair 2 or 3 times in 15 years.  Humm, no wonder the chair is
>>>> getting lumpy...
>>>
>>> I bulldozed mine:-)
>>>
>>> Lots of people start out like you are doing now, then go on to manage
>>> systems for others. Best to start out right.
>>
>> At my age, 73, I'm not really interested in expanding into steady IT work.
>> I think I have enough trouble of my own for one guy to manage...
>
>There was me thinking I was probably the oldest one here:-)

No, I think that 'honor' probably belongs to Karl L.

>Surely, you're not the only one who's reading the answers.
>
>> I was one of those nerds/geeks back in the later 40's that had to suffer
>
>Scroll down http://www.museumwaalsdorp.nl/computer/en/comp641E.html to
>Control Data to see the first computer I used.
>"The Control Data 3200 computer (Ref. CDC 3800 information) had a memory
>of 32K words of 24 bits, a cycle-time of 1.25 microsecond and an
>extended set of peripheral equipment, as hard disks, tape units, a card
>reader, a printer and a plotter.
>CDC 3200 systeem."

I saw one at ISU back in the 50's that had about 12,000 12AU7's in it, but 
didn't work on it personally.  It was hooked up to a modifed Harris stream 
fed printing press to read the Iowa Test scores from the forms used at the 
time, at about 1 a second when running at full song, and printing the 
individual results out with a line printer of some sort.  A precursor to the 
printer in the IBM 402 family.  I don't recall if it had a card punch though.

>We had no disk or plotter, but we did have a card punch.
>
>Here's some RAM from a computer we had at a later job:
>http://www.thegalleryofoldiron.com/MISC.HTM
>we had one or two of these, depending on how it was configured at the
>moment:
>http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/events/anniversaries/40th/images/ibm370_1682/index.h
>tml It was possible to split one computer into two while it was running and
> run them independently. We did that one time, when I wanted to borrow one
> to run OS/VS1. Before, during and after the split, the other half of the
> pair was running OS/VS2-MVS 3.8.
>
>> But tell ya what John, its been one hell of an interesting ride so far.
>> Except for the first wife's death from a stroke at age 34, and the deaths
>> from cancer of the 2 girls we made together, and the shingles after being
>> nearly electrocuted about 12 years ago, I wouldn't have missed very much
>> of the rest of it. :-)
>
>Albert Facey might have described it as "A Fortunate Life." (Google and
>Wikipedia know him).
>
>> Thanks John & the rest of the list for your patience & tolerance of
>> occasional OT traffic.  Its appreciated, a lot.
>
>--
>
>Cheers
>John
>
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-- 
Cheers, Gene
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