[TUHS] Compatibility question

Tom Lyon pugs78 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 11:23:31 AEST 2023

I guess the 1403 was the original multimedia output device.
See also Sam Harbison's line printer art:

On Tue, Dec 19, 2023 at 5:11 PM Steffen Nurpmeso <steffen at sdaoden.eu> wrote:

> Bakul Shah wrote in
>  <7DEABFE1-9015-461E-82EF-FF8E00516DBD at iitbombay.org>:
>  |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
> My aunt, who once was married with a --Transi-- Pennsylvanian for
> decades (and lived there), would surely proclaim "OH, [BIG] BOOOY".
>  |[For the curious & easily distracted among us....]
> As i am not french i does not matter that it seems not super right.
> Thought: if by that time AI would have been a thing, would it have
> recomposed it to the Beatles' "Help!", and played it as the boss
> went passing along?  (Or, rather, the more empathic "a hard day's
> night".)
>  --End of <7DEABFE1-9015-461E-82EF-FF8E00516DBD at iitbombay.org>
> --steffen
> |
> |Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
> |der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
> |einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
> |(By Robert Gernhardt)
> |
> | Only in December: lightful Dubai COP28 Narendra Modi quote:
> |  A small part of humanity has ruthlessly exploited nature.
> |  But the entire humanity is bearing the cost of it,
> |  especially the inhabitants of the Global South.
> |  The selfishness of a few will lead the world into darkness,
> |  not just for themselves but for the entire world.
> |  [Christians might think of Revelation 11:18
> |    The nations were angry, and your wrath has come[.]
> |    [.]for destroying those who destroy the earth.
> |   But i find the above more kind, and much friendlier]
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