amusing spam sent to the info-pdp11 mailing list

wb5mmb wb5mmb at
Fri Feb 22 10:34:51 CST 2008

Hi all, I remember seeing these printers from time to time in the 
1980s and a 1401 system in use until at least the mid1980s.
ps a Google of IBM 1401 to make sure I got the number right led to 
this page

At 10:12 AM 2/22/2008, Tom Azlin, N4ZPT wrote:
>Hi rob,
>When I was in college I ran into a person who was taking a IBM printer
>plug panel programming class. She was very excited about the job
>opportunities that the tech training company had told her were available
>after she completed the course. Was very sad to me as I did not think
>any of them existed by then. I suggested she check out if any of those
>line printers were in existence at that time. And switch to learning
>software programming.
>73, Tom n4zpt
>Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> > So, I don't normally read through spam let alone forward it to a
> > mailing list, but those of you who are concerned that your pdp-11
> > skills might be leaving you a little behind in the job market might
> > want to consider picking up some IBM mainframe training.  :-)
> >
> >                                         ---rob
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