Shipping bulk hardware via freight

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 18:49:55 UTC 2014


On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 6:07 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:11:23 -0500, William Herrin said:
>
>> Ah yes, I recall watching them decommission the old Control Data Cyber 990
>> back at Georgia Tech. The mover slipped trying to get it on the liftgate
>> and the whole cabinet dropped about a foot to the ground with a nice solid
>> thud.
>
> I know of a case where somebody managed to drop an IBM Shark storage
> array off a forklift.
>
> Amazingly enough, it still kinda sorta worked after that....

And in the "good ol' days" (before the shark, actually) the IBM CE
assigned to your site would have worked day and night getting it
to work (and had fun doing it), replacing every part one by one if
needed while still wearing the white shirts.  But I date myself.


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