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On 2/18/2016 12:05 PM, Drew Van Zandt wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 12:27 AM, Bill Horne <bill at 
> <mailto:bill at>> wrote:
>     loading FOCAL from paper tape
> Whatever happened to toggling in boot/diagnostic code on the front 
> panel?  Kids these days...

Sheesh, anyone can do THAT. You haven't lived until you've had to take 
the cover off a 33 ASR and clean the reader contacts before it will make 
it all the way through the tape!

Ultimate triva: what is the key combination used to punch "blank" leader 
in eight-level tape?

Bill "I've got a million of 'em" Horne

Bill Horne

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