[TUHS] Compatibility question

Mary Ann Horton mah at mhorton.net
Wed Dec 20 10:15:59 AEST 2023

Thank you for this, I never knew how this worked. My experience as an 
IBM 360 (USC-ECL) operator was brief and I never got into the nuts and 

I vaguely recall, as a teen, taking a tour of a DEC-10 shop in about 
1970 in Portland. Their printer played "Anchors Aweigh" and I never knew 
how. But now I wonder - does this mean they had an IBM 1403 connected to 
a DEC 10 somehow?


/Mary Ann Horton/ (she/her/ma'am)
maryannhorton.com <https://maryannhorton.com>

On 12/19/23 15:52, Bakul Shah wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2023, at 1:31 PM, Paul Winalski<paul.winalski at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Yes, the 1403 was very loud.  The pitch of the noise varied with the
>> sequence of characters being printed.  Some IBM hacker (yes, they
>> existed) came up with a deck of cards that, when printed, played
>> "Anchors Aweigh" on the 1403.  IBM field service wasn't very keen on
>> this hack because it put a lot of wear-and-tear on the print train.
> I couldn't find "Anchors Aweigh" but I did find "La Marseillaise":
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe0MGO17K10
> [For the curious & easily distracted among us....]
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