[TUHS] /dev/drum

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sat Apr 21 08:10:12 AEST 2018

On Fri, 20 Apr 2018, Ron Natalie wrote:

> Drums were usually fixed head, although those UNIVACers out there will 
> remember the Fastrand drums which had flying head.  Massive units looked 
> like 6' lengths of sewer pipe covered in iron oxide. It was sort of the 
> basis of UNIVAC storage units.

Now you have me remembering (always dangerous)...  Our DEC Field Circus 
gingerbeer mentioned that he had to maintain a drum, whereby the drum 
itself slid back and forth, and he used to take the female operators to, 
ahem, view it in action...

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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