Subject: i had a thought
To: None <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/24/2001 23:57:52
as i'm booting this 4000 crate for the 13 billionth time (this VMS install is
a painful operation, billions of thanks to Chuck for his excellent tech support)

anyway, one of the things that give these old VAXen some of their charm are the
sounds that they make.  the grind-grind-grind-grind-grind-grind-grind startup
sequence is classic, the old sad part is the TK50 is too quiet.  that was one
of those charm things on the Sun QIC drives, LOUDEST tape drive i've ever heard.

i should go to bed now,